In SL terms, a reset
generally means to put (or "set") back to a previous condition, state, form, or time. There are several different kinds of things that can be reset, and different ways of performing a reset in each case.
does not reset the scripts
in it, change the state
of the scripts, or reset any other aspect of an object.
Each script has a state
that is distinct from other things that are sometimes called state
, such as the state of variables
and properties of prims
. When a script is reset (see below), its state is set to the default
state which is called default
, and the default state_entry event
Any events in the event queues
of a script are cleared when the state is changed.
A script can reset itself or another script back to the condition it started in. This is equivalent to when a script is compiled
when it is saved after changes, or when the reset button
is pressed or reset menu item is selected. Another aspect of the condition of a script is whether it is running. If an error
occurs, a script stops running and cannot be reset by another script.
Global Script Values
When a script is reset, the value of each global variable
is set to its initial value. There are also a few other global values
hidden in scripts that act like global variables. Global variables may be explicitly set by a script's code
and other hidden global values are set in other situations described in the following table.
While each script contained in a prim has its own state, it is important to note that each prim and the object it is contained in maintains many values or properties that are separate from the scripts and, once set, the script is no longer needed.
With few exceptions, these are not reset when a script in a prim is reset. There are often special functions for setting the values or resetting to the default state. The default value is often one of these: 0
), or an empty string
Some values are used only in the client
Categories of values that can only be manipulated by scripts:
Some things in SL
require the user
to perform a reset (more details
- The user may reset the camera by pressing the Esc(ape) key and/or closing windows (depending on one's preferences), this is useful to know when using vehicles that capture the camera.