[OT] reOrdering text

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 10:19:40 EST 2013


Assuming the data is always in the same order something like the following
works well.

*on* mouseUp

   *put* field 1 into tData

   *put* 1 into tCount

   *repeat* for each line tLine in tData

      *switch* tcount

         *case* 1

            *put* tLine & cr into tTmp

            *put* 2 into tCount

            *break*

         *case* 2

            *put* tline & cr before tTmp

            *put* 3 into tCount

            *break*

         *default*

            *put* tTmp & tLine & cr after tNewData

            *put* 1 into tCount

      *end* *switch*

   *end* *repeat*

   *delete* the last char of tNewData

   *put* tNewData -- finished data

*end* mouseUp


Otherwise, if the order isn't perfect for all triads, you'd have to read
each line until you get both a fishface and a finish and then put things in
order.


On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:

> I have a socking great text file that reads in part something like this:
>
> Cook my cheese
> fishface1
> finish
> Shave my legs
> fishface2
> finish
> Paint my fingernails
> fishface3
> finish
> Wax my arms
> fishface4
> finish
>
> and so it goes for about 72 pages (!!!)
>
> Now what I needs is a reordered lilst like this:
>
> fishface1
> Cook my cheese
> finish
> fishface2
> Shave my legs
> finish
> fishface3
> Paint my fingernails
> finish
> fishface4
> Wax my arms
> finish
>
> and, as a fairly lazy slob, I have no great wish to effect that manually.
>
> But, for the life of me I cannot work out how to do that automatically,
> either inwith or outwith Livecode.
>
> Richmond.
>
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