Help with an algorithm...

Dar Scott Consulting dsc at
Mon Aug 5 18:08:15 EDT 2019

I know this does not attend to the question, but my feelings are like this: if one has control, go back and use arrays from the start.

Now, to your comments on robustness in parsing the files. I suppose any whitespace at the start of a line could be considered a child.  Also, it is an error if the first line is a child.

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:59 PM, dunbarxx via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hmmm. I had mentioned earlier:
> "You cannot just find matching lines between the two lists, because some
> children 
> AND some parents may be present in both...
> The discussion has focused on array lore, and that is fine, but are we all
> in agreement that the main task is to isolate the parents, regardless of
> whether the names of those parents might be duplicated?  I mention this
> because everything depends on the reliability of those spaces. The parsing
> of parent "groups", in one way or another, is essential.
> Craig
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