yvescoppe at skynet.be
Wed Jul 31 07:11:00 EDT 2002
>On Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 08:42 , Yves Coppé wrote:
>>is it possible to write a function which should extract an item of
>>a list BUT the itemDel should be, NOT one Char, but a charset of 3
>Is the real problem here the fact that you _must_ use the
>three-character delimiter? Otherwise you could just take a copy of
>the data and use
> replace "*$*" with comma in dataCopy
>then access items as usual.
>However, while the documentation says "The itemDelimiter is a single
>character" you can in fact set it to a string as long as you capture
>a little problem in the result.
>For example, if your delimiter were "BOO" and the string Fred
>contains "OneBOOTwoBOOThreeBOOFour" then the code
> set itemDelimiter to "BOO"
> put char 3 to -1 of item 2 of Fred
>produces "Two", as you desire.
>Note that I stripped the first two characters in the answer. The
>item separates at the first character of the string set as the
>itemDelimiter. If you just said "put item 2 of Fred" then it would
>Two issues though:
>1. As it is undocumented, it may not be supported in a future
>version unless RunRev says it is OK (...?)
>2. Your example string "*$*" did not work when I tried it, possibly
>because it is being treated as a regular expression after the first
>So, the first method, using <replace> works most comfortably.
>Hope one of these works for you.
I think your way is good :
replace a charset with one char and use this one char as delim
for the speed, I will follow the tip of Jan who makes afterwards an
array using the split command.
So a good example of the work of the user-list : a little bit of each
answer gives a good code.
thank you for the tips
Email : yvescoppe at skynet.be
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