How to find the offset of the last instance of a repeating character in a string? (Geoff Canyon)
ahsoftware at sonic.net
Sun Nov 4 19:33:41 EST 2018
On 11/4/18 10:40 AM, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode wrote:
> I also added a "with overlaps" option.
My problem with the pWithOverlaps parameter is that is requires a priori
knowledge of the data being consumed. If you already know there are
overlaps then you'd set the parameter to true. If you don't know whether
or not there are overlaps, then you'd need to set it to true so you
don't miss anything (aside, of course, for the trivial case where you
don't care whether or not there are overlaps - is there a use case for
The only time you would set it to false is after you've already
determined that there are no overlaps, and the time spent on that would
probably more than offset the extra processing in the function.
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