shilling for my feature request 
gizmotron at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 30 19:08:21 CDT 2004
On Friday, July 30, 2004, at 04:40 PM, Troy Rollins wrote:
> By the way, what's bug 1926 all about? ;-)
When I first came on this list and tried to see if I could create a
pull-parser several people here directed me to offset() and regEx
functions using matchtext(). I did some testing and came up with a few
working functions that were just a little slower than the textCruncher
Xtra for Director. The speeds where just a little faster than the ones
I created in RealBasic. So I asked for a high speed pull-parser. There
was tails among the support staff that someone was working on
pull-parsers in the XML department and that Rev 2.5 might have that
Later this past year someone suggested "split by string." Since this is
exactly what I was looking for in part of the feature request I went
along with the idea in this:
I hope I did this right.
Summary: split by string, string; pull-parser
Version: 2.5 B1
Component: Unknown/Does not exist yet
AssignedTo: bugdatabase at runrev.com
ReportedBy: gizmotron at earthlink.net
QAContact: revbugs at lists.runrev.com
High speed pull-parser & for whatever else this could be useful
split by string1 to string2
split by string1
getString by string1 to string2
Example sring1 = "e-mail start"
Example sring2 = "e-mail end"
Example sring1 = "<record "
Example sring2 = "</record>"
Example sring1 = "<record name="Mary Jones">"
Example sring2 = "</record>"
splits end up the same as the current spit function with data ending up
in a sequentially
numerical keyed array including string1 & string2 or option cleaned away
getString returns the string including string1 & string2 or option
extra note: "option cleaned away" means that string1 & string2 are
stripped from the result
I only ask because somehow high speed encryption does so much faster in
2.5 that in my old Transcript based version. I was looking for high
speed text parsing based on words and phrases. The split function works
with single characters as delimiters. I need it to work with strings as
Very fast and powerful structured databases could be created using this
pull-parser technique. The power to transform and manipulate data
transmissions for encrypted data transfers could be designed to
populate SQL databases way easier than is currently or often paid for
by limited resources in some DBMS departments. Just think about HIPPA
as one example. By adding the high speed of development with Revolution
and the ease of integrating data transfers with legacy systems, a whole
new kind of simpler XML can be sold to those that pay for new
technologies. The invention of the pull-parser comes from ticked off IT
professionals that are sick to death of all the advantages that XML has
brought to them and the pull-parser is the result of simplifying that
process. I just want it for myself and also want Rev to be a player in
that future. There are some exciting things coming in the next seven
years. The most notable is the semantic-web and RDF portals. It never
hurts to be ahead of the competition.
Thanks for your interest,
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