is among the words AND find words

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Dec 21 15:49:47 CST 2011


OIC good point. But wouldn't it be better simply isolate the comma delimited arguments (usually in parens) in an SQL statement and then deal with them as items? But I suppose there are all kinds of special circumstances that would make a general purpose word function very unwieldy. 

Bob

On Dec 21, 2011, at 1:17 PM, Pete wrote:

> Not really - try parsing out an SQL SELECT statement.  Granted that's not
> really English text but if you want to make this a general purpose
> function, you have to deal with that circumstance.  I needed to do that and
> ended up going through the text and inserting a space after each comma if
> there wasn't already one there.
> 
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> I suppose it could be argued that everything would break down if the text
>> were "now,is,the,time,for,all,goo,men..." but at some point we have to
>> presume the absence of the absurd? to have 2 words split by a comma is a
>> problem with the data, not with the software.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> On Dec 21, 2011, at 12:09 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
>> 
>>> Yes, but... if the phrase is "now is the time,for all good men" then a
>>> search for "all" will return 5 instead of 6.
>>> 
>>> --
>>> -Mark Wieder
>>> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>> 
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