unexpected behaviour of a function call in a one-line hotkey

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wolf_II
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unexpected behaviour of a function call in a one-line hotkey

17 Aug 2017, 12:26

The following single-line script unexpectedly runs:

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F12::scaHELLOWORLD() ; no function defined with this name
Also, if I were to define a function with the name, the function would not get called. Please see https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic ... 03#p165103.
In the thread forum user Helgef identified the problem as the line being interpreted as a remapping F12::sca. sca is the 9-key in the top row of the keyboard.

This is in contradiction to the documentation: https://autohotkey.com/docs/Hotkeys.htm#Intro
Hotkeys wrote:However, if a hotkey needs to execute only a single line, that line can be listed to the right of the double-colon.

After about two days no more responses were posted in the thread, so I think this might be an unknown bug.
I tested on Win10 64-bit with AHK v1.1.26.01 64-bit.
Noesis
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Joined: 26 Apr 2014, 07:57

Re: unexpected behaviour of a function call in a one-line hotkey

18 Aug 2017, 01:46

Interesting. At first I thought a space between the label & function might make a difference but, nope.
All I can do is offer another workaround that doesn't appear in the linked thread and that is to enclose the function in brackets

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F12::(scaHELLOWORLD()) ; works


It must be something to do with the way sc and vk keys are handled. Any function beginning with scX or vkX where X can be a valid hex number will do the same thing.

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