Jane Austen's peculiarity
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 22:40:37 CEST 2015
On 08/08/15 23:33, Peter M. Brigham wrote:
> On Aug 8, 2015, at 3:41 PM, Richmond wrote:
>> I seem to be going wrong:
>> I have a fld "WERBS" containing:
>> and my test to be analysed in a fld "TEKST":
>> My Dad ate cheese.
>> My Mum and Dad were returned home when it began to rain.
>> He had a house in Spain.
>> They were become hairdressers.
>> They were found.
>> But this:
>> on mouseUp
>> put 1 into textLine
>> put fld "WERBS" into $WERBS
>> put fld "TEKST" into $TEKST
>> put 1 into cookedLine
>> repeat until line textLine of $TEKST contains "finalSolution666"
>> put 1 into verbLine
>> repeat until line verbLine of $WERBS is empty
>> put line verbLine of $WERBS into WERB
>> put "were" && WERB into FRAZE
>> if line textLine $TEKST contains FRAZE then
>> put line textLine $TEKST into line cookedLine of fld "COOKED"
> Missing an "of" in the two lines above:
> put line textLine *of* $TEKST into line cookedLine of fld "COOKED" etc
> Don't know if that's the problem.
>> add 1 to cookedLine
>> end if
>> add 1 to verbLine
>> end repeat
>> add 1 to textLine
>> end repeat
>> end mouseUp
>> put only "They were found" in line 1 of fld "COOKED"
> Your script logic seems unnecessarily complex. Since it looks as if only the last occurrence is ending up in the output field, instead of using a counter to keep track of the next line in the field, you could just
> put cr & line textLine of $TEKST after fld "COOKED"
> But once again, loading a line into a field repeatedly will be much slower than putting it into a variable in the repeat loop and then putting the variable into the field just once when the repeat is done. Getting or putting something from or into a field is much slower than doing the same in a variable, so just do it once.
> Also, I can see no reason to be loading your data into system variables, which is what "$WERBS" etc is defining. The only reason to put something into a variable beginning with "$" is if you want some other system process besides LC to be able to access the data.
> -- Peter
> Peter M. Brigham
> pmbrig at gmail.com
Um . . . "$" is a mistake brought on by a dream I had about FORTRAN last
night: in FORTRAN IV '$" was used for string variables.
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