What is the best/fastest way to extract strings of text?
Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab)
keith at gulfbreezeortholab.com
Tue Aug 2 03:24:35 EDT 2011
I am still playing with LiveCode and am now exploring chunks...
My question is as follows. Suppose I have a variable with a lot of text. Throughout the text I have various strings, separated by consistent tags, that I need to extract.
For example, the following text is in the variable myVar:
The boy <#B>went to the store<#E>. He enjoyed his day out.
The woman loves <#B>shopping at the mall<#E>. So do I.
The girl loves <#E>eating at the restaurant<#E>. So does he.
I am looking for the most efficient way to extract each of the strings of text between the <#B> and <#E> tags... I presume I will have to use a loop and the matchChunk function? I have experimented but am having a problem putting starting and ending positions into variables.
Is there a better way to accomplish the above?
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