Returns whether or not a section in an open .ini file exists.



Argument Description
section The section in the open .ini file to check for.

Returns: Boolean


This function checks to see if a section exists in the currently open ini. This is not a necessary check to prevent errors as, when a section does not exist, reading from a non-existent section will just return a default value, however it can be useful to see if an ini file has saved specific data.


if !ini_section_exists("save1")
   global.savegame = '1';

This will set variable global.savegame to '1' if 'save1' is NOT found. With a for loop, this could be used as a basic way of working out how many save games there are for a game (ie: creating a system for multiple simultaneous save games for one game).

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