Missing chunk scripting issue
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Dec 18 19:20:34 EST 2004
Barry Levine wrote:
> Greetings, Listas.
> The following two lines of code are causing me a headache:
> put the number of chars in line 1 of field "result" into theLast
> put char (theLast - 3) to char (theLast) of line 1 of field "result"
> -- message box should display the last four chars of line 1 of the field
> If I use only the first part of the range - char (theLast - 3) of line 1 of
> field "result" - or the last part of the range - char (theLast) of line 1 of
> field "result - I do not get an error.
> Obviously I've got some kind of syntax problem with how I'm defining the
> range. Anyone care to suggest a solution?
You can use "-1" instead of getting the last char to shorten it a tad.
When in doubt you can often use parentheses to make things explicit for
put (char -3 to -1 of (line 1 of fld "result")) into tLast
The outer-most parens are probably overkill, but in general parens are
useful not only for the compiler but sometimes for aiding readability
too. The outer parens make it clear what's being "put", and the inner
parens help break the first parsing operation from the second.
Let me know if that doesn't do it and we'll look into it more.
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