run( [str] )
- Runs the current cartridge from the start of the program.
- A "breadcrumb" string, as if passed by a calling cartridge.
When run as a system command at the PICO-8 prompt, this starts the program. If the program was running previously,
run resets the game state and starts from the beginning.
When called as a function in code (
run()), the runtime environment resets and the program executes from the beginning.
A string may be passed as a "breadcrumb" that the cartridge can find in
stat(6). Breadcrumbs are usually used when one cartridge loads another and wishes to tell the other where it came from. This is a way to simulate that, or to retain the existing breadcrumb if the cartridge chooses to re-run itself.
At the PICO-8 prompt:
> run > run this is my breadcrumb > run "this is my breadcrumb"
Note that quotes are optional and both of the latter examples produce the same result.
In source code:
-- reset the program run() -- reset the program with a breadcrumb run("this is my breadcrumb") -- reset the program and preserve the current breadcrumb run(stat(6))