Get a handler from a script

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at
Sun Mar 19 17:12:57 EST 2006

On Mar 19, 2006, at 8:12 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Since "on" or "function" must be the first word in a line to be an  
> active command or function, you could simply add return to your  
> evaluation to weed out comments:
>   if cr&"on handlerName" is in cr&the script of myObject then

If there is a leading space on the line this won't find it.

On Mar 19, 2006, at 12:51 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Here's a line I learned from Jerry Daniels:
> filter tScript with "[ofsgOFSG][nueNUE][ ntNT]*"

This won't either.

Of course, any well-formatted script won't have spaces before a  
handler definition, but that doesn't stop the script from compiling.  
Checking the first word of each line is (I believe) certain, and is  
still reasonably fast (takes less than twice as long as the filter  
command in informal testing).

Unfortunately for anyone attempting this task, this is a perfectly  
valid script:

/* this is a comment
as is this */on mouseUp
   answer "yes"
end mouseUp

I don't know of a good way around that, so I have ignored it thus  
far ;-)


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