[BUG] Searching the Dictionary with $

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Fri Dec 23 18:27:31 CET 2016


It's not hard to fix. One way would be to add a function

function escapeRegExp(str) {
  return str.replace(/[\-\[\]\/\{\}\(\)\*\+\?\.\\\^\$\|]/g, "\\$&");
}

to dictionary_functions.js

and add the line

pTerm = escapeRegExp(pTerm);

to the dataSearch function here:
https://github.com/livecode/livecode-ide/blob/develop/Documentation/html_viewer/js/dictionary_functions.js#L44

At some point we might want to add the option to regex-search the
dictionary so it's probably worth keeping the regex implementation
internally.

On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
wrote:

> did you try quoting the string instead of escaping it?  I don't think this
> is going to be trivial to fix without having at it, but I also haven't read
> through the code in a month-plus.
>
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 6:51 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:45 PM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
> >
> > wrote:
> > > The new dictionary is indeed different.  It is (mostly) implemented
> using
> > > the Bootstrap framework, which also means that much of it is more
> > > webby than the rest of us might like
> >
> > Some of what we like and don't like can be simply down to our aversion
> > to change. With the Dictionary I think the new version is 'generally'
> > headed in the right direction. Whether it is easier or harder to fix
> > now that it's more webby I can't comment; all I know is that Panos has
> > confirmed it's a regression problem so the team is onto it :-)
> >
> > There is no excuse to not being able to find a Dictionary entry by
> > using the 'exact' characters.
> >
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