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Article on how private variables behave and when they misbehave

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Private variables in SQF can be pretty confusing, especially with misleading statements like this in the Biki:


"Local variables are only visible in a specific script. The whole code in this script has access to the variable, that includes also functions called within the script."


Once you try adding an event handler that has references to private variables, as one example, you'll discover it isn't quite as the above suggests. I'm hoping with this article that a mental model–that matches more closely how the SQF engine actually works with private variables–will help people out:


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