Offset with 'charstoskip' doesn't work? [was RunRev vsRealBasic (Richard Gaskin)]
alex at tweedly.net
Fri Jan 21 11:05:14 EST 2005
Michael D Mays wrote:
> I thought I would see if I could solve the RB/Rev/SC challenge and
> tried this as a first attempt:
> on mouseUp
> put fld 1 into sFld
> put fld 2 into tFld
> put "" into fld 3
> -- put 0 into it --*1
> put zero into t --*2
> repeat with i= 1 to the number of lines in tFld
> -- get offset(line i of tFld,sfld,it) --*1
> get offset(line i of tFld,sfld,t) --*2
> put it into t --*2
> if it is zero then exit repeat
> put line i of tFld&&i&&it&return after fld 3
> end repeat
> end repeat
> end mouseUp
> but what happens is along the way it finds a search string in question
> at char 246674 and then finds it again at 250675 and then finds it
> again at 246674 then at 250675 then at 246674 then at 250675 ...
> Is offset not working or am I not?
It's you :-)
When you do the second search, t already contains an 'skip' value; the
result from the offset search is relative to that.
So instead of
put it into t
you should do
add it to t
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