Method DataObject():merge() Foundation

Merges exported member variables from another object into this instance.

:merge( <oObject> [, <cMessagePrefix>] ) -> self

This method returns the DataObject (self).


The method :merge() adds all member variables which are exported by <oObject> to the DataObject instance, along with their respective values. If a member variable already exists, its value is not changed. The method :merge() only adds members which are unknown to the DataObject instance.

When using the optional parameter <cMessagePrefix>, the message names associated with the added members is prefixed with the given string.


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