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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0
    • Component/s: Engine
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      Description

      Add a configuration property which would change macro parameter passing from pass by name, to pass by value. I think in many instances this option will provide behavior that is more intuitive to the user. There are two important exceptions to this, references created by #define, and references created by BlockMacro's $bodyContent. This allows the user to still specify pass by name semantics when desired, for example:

      #define($x) #if($foo)$foo.bar#

      {else}None#end #end
      #go($x)

      In the above example '#if($foo)$foo.bar#{else}

      None#end' will be passed by name. In all other cases pass by value rules apply for example:

      #go($foo.bar [1, 2, 3] #if($bar)Yes#

      {else}

      No#end)

      In the above example all parameters will be evaluated to a value first, then passed to #go. This has potential performance improvements also.

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        1. value.patch
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          Byron Foster

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              byronvf Byron Foster
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