Format text data records for processing in Livecode

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Feb 28 22:44:03 EST 2019

Kaveh Bazargan wrote:

 > On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 at 23:12, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> Kaveh Bazargan wrote:
 >>  > My use case might be unusual in that I have several itemdelimiters
 >>  > in the same text. I need to record what each one is, but they must
 >>  > not be the same. I might be going off topic here, but I thought it
 >>  > is a simple way of generating a text that is guaranteed to be
 >>  > unique.
 >> The UUID function is ideal for getting a unique string.
 >> But maybe simpler, have you considered using an array?
 > Hi Richard
 > So far I have used arrays very rarely. Not sure why.
 > I did not know about UUID.
 > One advantage of using the milliseconds is that it gives me an
 > automated timeline and speed of events, just by comparing the
 > itemdelimiter. But my use case is probably very specific.

If it's working and you're happy keep doing it.

At some point you may find arrays very powerful. This circumstance seems 
a natural fit for them, as they keep data separated -- even binary data 
-- while remaining blindingly fast to get at the piece you want whenever 
you want it.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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