Matchtext script results
mark at maseurope.net
Thu Nov 30 18:54:07 EST 2006
Not that it necessarily matters for your application, but your
version will miss a match if it's preceded or followed by punctuation
-- "cat." "(dinosaur)" etc.
By an unnecessary process of elimination, I arrived at just about
exactly the same simple solution as you did in my last attempt, but
dealing with punctuation detracts (inevitably, as far as I can see)
from the speed.
And we didn't even consider plurals!
On 30 Nov 2006, at 23:07, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> The last one in the list is the one I thought I had to replace with
> something faster. It is simply this:
> repeat for each line l in tFiles
> put url ("file:" & l) into tText
> repeat for each word w in pWords
> put w is among the words of tText into tMatch
> if tMatch = false then exit repeat
> end repeat
> if tMatch then put l & cr after tList
> end repeat
> And that is what surprised me -- that no tinkering with arrays, or
> matchtext, or anything else is faster than the most straightforward
> Revolution syntax. I was thinking this would take a long time, but
> in fact it is the fastest way to do it (that I've seen so far,
> anyway.) We've mentioned this on the list before, but I guess I
> need to be hit on the head with the facts occasionally, just to
> remind me how good we've got it.
> Surprise. Rev wins out again.
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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