METHODRET Verb

Syntax

METHODRET {expr}

Description

The METHODRET verb returns program flow to the point at which the method was invoked, passing back the value of expr.

Parameter

Description

expr

Any BBj expression compatible with the defined return type of this method.

Notes

A METHODRET statement will generate an error if it is encountered anywhere outside a method definition.

If the method is defined to have a return type of void, the expr must be omitted.

If a method is defined to have a return type other than void, expr must evaluate to a result that is compatible with the defined return type of the method.

If program execution hits a METHODEND statement, it's treated like a METHODRET with no return expression. This is only valid if the method has a defined return type of void.

Example

rem ' Payroll

e1! = new Salaried()
e1!.setID(1)
e1!.setName("Mary Jones")
e1!.setMonthlySalary(5000)
e1!.print()
print "GL Account:",e1!.account()

e2! = new Hourly()
e2!.setID(2)
e2!.setName("John Smith")
e2!.setHourlyRate(15)
e2!.setHoursWorked(168)
e2!.print()
print "GL Account:",e2!.account()

interface public Address
  method public void address()
interfaceend

interface public Pay
  method public void print()
interfaceend

interface public GL
  method public BBjNumber account()
interfaceend

interface public Payable extends Pay, GL
  method public BBjNumber pay()
interfaceend

class public Employee
  field public BBjNumber ID
  field public BBjString Name$
classend

class public Salaried extends Employee implements Payable
  field public BBjNumber MonthlySalary
  method public BBjNumber pay()
    methodret #MonthlySalary
  methodend
  method public void print()
    print "Employee",#getID(),": ",#getName()
    print #pay():"($###,###.00)"
  methodend
  method public BBjNumber account()
    methodret 11111
  methodend
classend

class public Hourly extends Employee implements Payable
  field public BBjNumber HourlyRate
  field public BBjNumber HoursWorked
  method public BBjNumber pay()
    methodret #HourlyRate*#HoursWorked
  methodend
  method public void print()
    print "Employee",#getID(),": ",#getName()
    print #pay():"($###,###.00)"
  methodend
  method public BBjNumber account()
   methodret 22222
  methodend
classend

See Also

Verbs - Alphabetical Listing