Lock screen challenge

Craig Newman craig at starfirelighting.com
Mon Nov 21 16:30:57 EST 2022


Why aren’t you on the forum?

Cant you just loop through each line in your handlers, and find the ones that contain “lock screen”, both with and without the visual effect thing. Search downstream until you find the “unlock” line, That gives you the start and finish lines for each handler. Then you can just replace the start and finish lines with the new ones.

Am I missing this?


> On Nov 21, 2022, at 4:24 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I'm updating a very old set of stacks that use old HC syntax for "lock screen". A search with LC's Find utility says there are 723 instances that may need to be changed. Right now they look like this:
> lock screen
> -- do any number of things
> unlock screen with <effect>
> These all need to be changed to:
> lock screen for visual effect
> -- do any number of things
> unlock screen with visual effect <effect>
> The challenge is that not all "lock screen" commands use a visual effect, some are simple lock/unlock pairs. I need to automate this. The visual effects are not all the same. Some handlers have multiple instances of locking the screen with or without a visual effect.
> I'd use a regex if I could, but back references aren't supported (or are they now?) I really don't want to do this manually.
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