LC7 arrayEncode/Decode

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Mon May 4 20:51:59 CEST 2015


Shouldn’t myArray[“i”][“name”] be myArray[i][“name”] ? Otherwise all the data would be put into array key "i" instead of the value of "i".

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of William Prothero
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 2:43 PM
To: Use-livecode Use-livecode
Subject: Re: LC7 arrayEncode/Decode

Richard:
You may be right about inconsistent formatting in the array.
I started the array with:
put myVal into myArray[1][“name”]
Then later do:
put myNextVa; into myArray[“i”][“name”], where i is an index in a repeat loop So, one would have an integer and the others would be a string of an integer.

I did the fix and it worked fine.
Still a bug? Seems it should still return the original array.
Best,
Bill

> On May 3, 2015, at 2:39 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
> William Prothero wrote:
> 
> > I found an oddity with arrayEncode and arrayDecode, When I saved an 
> > array to a file, first using arrayEncode(myArray), wrote it out as
> >
> > put arrayEncode(myArray) into theEncodedArray put theEncodedArray 
> > into URL(“binfile:”&myfile)
> >
> >  and then read it back in using
> > put URL(“binfile:”&myFile) into theEncodedArray put 
> > arrayDecode(theEncodedArray) into myArray
> >
> > myArray has the first element as a blank entry. It’s not the same 
> > array as I started with.
> >
> > My array looks like myArray[1][“name”], myArray[2][“name”], etc
> >
> > This seems like a bug to me. I didn’t get any satisfaction when I 
> > set the storage method as text, but then again, I couldn’t find a 
> > lesson where that format was specified. But, it seems like whether 
> > it’s binary or not, it should still read back in and decode correctly.
> 
> It might be a bug, but like many here I do a LOT of work with arrays, and with so much user testing, combined with that part of the engine's code base being somewhat isolated, I'd double-check the recipe first before submitting a bug report.
> 
> Unexpected keys can sometimes arise from running split on data that's inconsistently formatted.
> 
> How is the array created?
> 
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web 
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