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Re: [HTCondor-users] Complex conditionals in Configuration

You need to use a temporary variable to hold the condition, and then use $EVAL or $INT when you reference it,  like this.


The limitation here is that the $() expansion parser doesn't allow a $ inside the body of a $() or $func() macro reference, so you need to set things up so that is avoided.   To assist in this $INT(), $STRING() and $EVAL() expect their argument to be a variable that contains an expression, not the expression itself. 


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From: HTCondor-users <htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Stanislav V. Markevich via HTCondor-users
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Cc: Stanislav V. Markevich <stanislav.markevich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [HTCondor-users] Complex conditionals in Configuration

Hello all,

I'm trying to check value of some macro in a condition and cannot understand how should I do it.

If the macro evaluates to a simple boolean value (true, false, 0, 1, etc) there is no problem. But what if I want to compare with other values?

For example, I want to check if $(MY_OPTION) evaluates to the value "one". I cannot just write

   if $(MY_OPTION) == "one"

because of complex conditionals are not supported. So I have somehow evaluate this expression and put the result into some other macro, but how can I do it?

I tried


and some other options but still get the same error "$(MY_CONDITION) is not a valid if condition because complex conditionals are not supported".

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards, 
Stanislav V. Markevich 
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