Matchtext script results

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Nov 30 22:12:28 EST 2006

Mark Smith wrote:
> 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.

I cheated by not telling everything. I decided after all this to do a 
string search, so punctuation and plurals won't matter. If I find 
strings that are embedded in other words, that's okay for what I need. 
Instead of "among the words of" I decided to use just "is in".
> 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.

See, what you didn't know was that I am allowed to change the specs. :)

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