Lock screen challenge

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 16:11:49 EST 2022

Navigator has support for test-based filtering of controls, and can
copy/paste scripts, but it doesn't support copying/pasting to more than one
control at a time. That would be an interesting problem to solve. What's
your time frame?


On Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 1:25 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.
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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