How to make a function return its output just once in process(delta)

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Zuckey

How do I make my functions just return once but not every frame or second while they are called in process(delta) or physics_process(delta) =

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: jgodfrey

You might want to provide some more details about what you’re trying to do specifically as there’s likely a better way to accomplish your goals.

But, for the question as asked, you’d just want to set a flag when the function is called for the first time, and then not call it any more. Though, on the surface, that sounds like a better match for calling the function from _ready().

Anyway, something like this should satisfy the request:

var has_been_called = false

func _process(delta):
    if !has_been_called:
        has_been_called = true

Thanks I appreciate it! I have managed to fix my problem, The problem was caused by a variable that has been set every process call. Anyways thanks for helping out.

Zuckey | 2020-11-09 19:58