Replacing Characters

larry at larry at
Sat Sep 27 06:50:47 CEST 2014

My experience is that when doing string searching offset() is by far the 
fastest way.
But I don't know everything.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JB" <sundown at>
To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at>
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 10:26 PM
Subject: Replacing Characters

>I want to replace every third character in
> a text string if it is a certain character.  So
> lets say I have a list of characters there
> range from A thru F and the list is possibly
> 10,000 characters long.
> I want to check every third character in the
> list and if it is a D then I want to change it
> to a +.
> I can probably do it with a repeat and use a
> variable for a counter that resets every three
> times and then check the character when the
> counter gets to three but I was wondering if it
> could be done faster somehow.
> John Balgenorth
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