directory tree -> array
bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon Feb 3 18:51:55 EST 2020
Yes, but I couldn't get the recursion working right. My brain fried.
> On Feb 3, 2020, at 11:18 , Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> On 22/01/2020 18:26, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
>> We have many handlers that deliver directory trees as lists, but arrays are a different beast. Because the depth is both unknowable and varied, I can't think of a way to do this without resorting to "do".
> Surely this is what recursion does for you?
> function directoryTreeAsArray tRoot, tSubPath --> aTree
> local aTree
> set the defaultFolder to tRoot & "/" & tSubPath
> put the files into aTree["files"]
> repeat for each line f in the folders
> if char 1 of f = "." then next repeat -- unix gotcha
> put directoryTreeAsArray(tRoot, tSubPath & "/" & f) into aTree["folders"][f]
> end repeat
> return aTree
> end directoryTreeAsArray
> (initially invoked with empty second parameter)
> Or have I misunderstood the requirement?
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