matchChunk question

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Tue Dec 27 15:40:40 CST 2011


Hi Mark,

You need to put the part of the regex that you want to know the start and end position of inside parantheses. In your case, this seems to be the entire regex.

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On 27 dec 2011, at 22:26, Mark Smith wrote:

> Hi, shouldn't the following place the start position and end position of the
> regular expression found in the input field into the output field?
> 
> 
> on mouseUp
>   local startpos, endpos
>   put fld"input" into tinput
>   put "\" & quote & "v" & "\" & quote & ":" into tregularexpression 
>   put matchchunk(tinput, tregularexpression, startpos, endpos) into
> fld"output"
>   put ", " & startpos & ", " & endpos after fld"output"
> end mouseUp
> 
> 
> What I am getting in output is: true, ,
> 
> With no start and end positions. Anyone see the error of my ways? Thanks
> 
> -- Mark
> 
> PS lc 5.0.2, on a Mac




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