Anonymous Accessors

In order to access a key or index on a value, it normally must be stored in a variable; however, anonymous accessors remove this requirement by accepting a raw value instead of a variable name.

To create an anonymous accessor, replace the variable name in the accessor with ! followed by a single expression (block, collection, accessor, function call, etc.) and write the rest of your access path as normal.

Both getters and setters can be made anonymous; however, anonymous setters must include at least one index or key.

Example 1

# Create two lists
<$list1 = (1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8)>
<$list2 = (a;b;c;d;e;f;g;h)>

# Create a function that returns one of two lists
[$get-either-list]{{<list1>|<list2>}}

# Call [get-random-list] and get the 4th item (index 3) of the returned list
<![get-either-list]/3> # Returns either '4' or 'd'

Example 2

# Get the first letter of a string literal
<!"hello"/0> # Returns 'h'