Search and Replace

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Tue Oct 15 22:48:01 EDT 2002


Dan,

Two things to check:

1) Check the script to make sure the "local tStart,tEnd" is in there; if it
isn't, Rev won't actually put anything in tStart or tEnd since they weren't
"localed".

2) Check to make sure in the matchchunk it says:

    (boy|h(e|im|is|imself|e's)|guy)

between the two [^A-Za-z0-9] and not:

    boy|h(e|im|is|imself|e's)|guy

... without the parentheses around it, there will be nothing to return as a
match.

Let me know if it still doesn't work...

Don't worry about not getting matchChunk and matchText... I've got a
mini-tutorial in the works on regEx in Rev/MC that I hope to have released
as soon as I get another chunk of time to complete it... ;-)

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Friedman" <dan at clearvisiontech.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: Search and Replace


> Ken,
>
> I can't get [your] function to work.  It never exits out of the repeat.
> Although the matchChunk does return true, the tStart and tEnd variables
are
> never being filled with anything.  What am I doing wrong?
>
> (Please excuse my ignorance in regards to the matchChunk call.. I've read
> the docs about a zillion times and I still don't get matchChunk and
> matchText)
>
> Thanks!
> -Dan
>
>
> > I'm here!  :-) It's a little tricky (what with the capitalization and
> > everything), but here goes:
> >
> > function replaceGender whatText
> > local tStart,tEnd
> > put "he,him,himself,his,he's,boy,guy" into SearchWordsMale
> > put "she,her,herself,her,she's,girl,gal" into SearchWordsFemale
> > set the wholeMatches to true
> > repeat forever
> >   get
> >
matchChunk(whatText,"[^A-Za-z0-9](boy|h(e|im|is|imself|e's)|guy)[^A-Za-z0-9]
> > ",tStart,tEnd)
> >   if it is true then
> >     put char tStart to tEnd of tText into tFoundChunk
> >     put (charToNum(toUpper(char 1 of tFoundChunk)) = charToNum(char 1 of
> > tFoundChunk) into isUpper
> >     put itemOffset(tFoundChunk,SearchWordsMale) into tItem
> >     if tItem <> 0 then
> >       put item tItem of SearchWordsFemale into temp
> >       if isUpper then put toUpper(char 1 of temp) into char 1 of temp
> >       put temp into char tStart to tEnd of whatText
> >     else
> >       -- you decide... bail? error out? ignore?
> >     end if
> >   else
> >     exit repeat
> >   end if
> > end repeat
> > return whatText
> > end replaceGender
>
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