offset broken?

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at
Sun Feb 23 18:41:15 CET 2014

It's easy to construct similar extensions of the other offset functions: lineoffsets(), itemoffsets() and wordoffsets(). They come in very handy. I do a lot of text munching and I am continually using one or another of them. One common situation is when you need not the first occurrence of a string in a container, but the last occurrence. Then just do: item -1 of offsets(str,tContainer). Or the line containing the last occurrence of str would be item -1 of lineoffsets(str,tContainer). Need to make every occurrence of a particular word appear in bold? It's easy using wordoffsets(). Etc, etc.

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Feb 23, 2014, at 11:14 AM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> Yours includes the method of finding whole words.  I left that out for brevity but it's a common thing to need.  So, not a waste.  
> On February 23, 2014 6:18:28 AM CST, "Peter M. Brigham" <pmbrig at> wrote:
>> Oh. Didn't see this before I sent off my version…
>> -- Peter
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