alex at tweedly.net
Sat Apr 10 18:30:52 CDT 2010
David Coker wrote:
> There seems to be an easy consensus, so that's the direction I'll take
> my code...
> Up until now I have never attempted using the wordOffset function for
> the small things I've been building with Rev, so I guess it's time to
> work it into my coding routines for the future.
> Thank you folks so much for the advice and samples!
Be a little bit careful here ....
the original script you posted (i.e. using replace) will replace the
string "Piper" with "Jones" - regardless of whether it is an entire word
on its own or not.
so "abc Piper def" would become "abc Jones def", but also "abc
ghiPiperjkl def" would become "abc ghiJonesjkl def".
However, using wordoffset as described here will replace the entire
word, so "abc ghiPiperjkl def" would become "abc jones def" !!
If you only want to replace Piper when it is the entire word, you can
set wholeMatches (q.v.) true to get around this.
If not, then you might instead do
put offset("Piper", tContainer) into tStart
put "Jones" into char tStart to tStart+4 of tContainer
put "Jones" into char (charoffset
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