matchText question

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 21:29:49 CET 2015


Try this instead..
    put "(?i)^\s*(\-\-\s+begin)\s+(\w+).*+|" & \
         "^\s*(on)\s+(\w+).*+|" & \
         "^\s*(function)\s+(\w+).*+|" & \
         "^\s*(command)\s+(\w+).*+|" & \
         "^\s*(private\s+function)\s+(\w+).*+|" & \
         "^\s*(private\s+command)\s+(\w+).*+|" & \
         "^\s*(\/\*\s+include).*+|" &  \
          "^\s*(\*\/).*+" \
         into expr

You are using an * to match anything, but for some reason it seems to be
messing things up.  If you add the . (period) before it to match any char,
then the asterisk knows what its matching any number of.  (impressive
sentence ending there)

Have tested a little, it seems to solve it, though i'm not sure why.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Michael Doub <mikedoub at gmail.com> wrote:

> Am I doing something really crazy here?  There is no way that the result
> will be true.   Replace the " hhh "  with "*/" and you still get true but
> it is not doing the capture.   Replace the " hhh " with "function foo" and
> you get an expected response.
>
> Should I even expect alternatives to be supported?
>
> -= Mike
>
>
> on mouseUp
>     put "(?i)^\s*(\-\-\s+begin)\s+(\w+)*+|" & \
>          "^\s*(on)\s+(\w+)*+|" & \
>          "^\s*(function)\s+(\w+)*+|" & \
>          "^\s*(command)\s+(\w+)*+|" & \
>          "^\s*(private\s+function)\s+(\w+)*+|" & \
>          "^\s*(private\s+command)\s+(\w+)*+|" & \
>          "^\s*(\/\*\s+include)*+|" & \
>           "^\s*(\*\/)*+" \
>          into expr
>     get MatchText(" hhh ",expr,r1,r2,r3,r4,r5,r6,r7,
> r8,r9,r10,r11,r12,r13,r14)
>    answer it & cr & r1,r2,r3,r4,r5,r6,r7,r8,r9,r10,r11,r12,r13,r14
> end mouseUp
>
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