matchText question

Michael Doub mikedoub at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 22:20:33 CET 2015


Thanks Mike and Peter.   This seems to have addressed the issue.

-= Mike


On 2/25/15 4:09 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Good catch.  I think the "*" in the original version referred to "\w+" so
> that's probably what messed it up.
>
> On Wed Feb 25 2015 at 12:30:15 PM Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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