Recoding: search and replace

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Mon Nov 7 12:12:04 CET 2016



On 06/11/2016 12:44, Richmond wrote:
> I wonder if there is a way to replace this:
>
> set the unicodeText of fld "fDECODE" to (numToCodePoint(107) &
> numToCodePoint(104))
>
> with this:
>
> *put (numToCodePoint(107) & numToCodePoint(104)) into fld "fDECODE"*
>
> where /(numToCodePoint(107) & numToCodePoint(104))/ vary?
>
> I have no great urge to do that sort of thing manually about 6 million
> times.

Out of curiosity, is setting "the unicodeText" actually broken in the 
latest versions of LiveCode, or is it merely deprecated?

This looks like the sort of task that you might be able to do with 
regular expressions [1].

                                     Peter

[1] https://xkcd.com/208/

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