Get a handler from a script

Alex Tweedly alex at
Sun Mar 19 18:41:57 EST 2006

Dick Kriesel wrote:

>Here's a way:
>on mouseUp
>  put removeBlockComments(the script of me)
>end mouseUp
>/* this is a comment
>as is this */function removeBlockComments pText
>put pText into tText
>put offset("/*",tText) into tOffset
>if tOffset > 0 then
>  delete char tOffset to tOffset + offset("*/",tText,tOffset) + 1 of tText
>  put removeBlockComments(tText) into tText
>end if
>return tText
>end removeBlockComments
You should try that script on itself :-)
The "/*" in the first 'offset' line, and the "*/" in the second 'offset' 
line are (incorrectly) recognized as a block comment, with fairly 
disastrous results. I suspect that proper recognition of block comments 
isn't as easy as it might seem - need to handle all forms of string 
delimiter, which themselves may be inside comments.

Alex Tweedly

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