lineOffset wildcard

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Apr 19 14:02:36 EDT 2021

I think either matchText, or else wholematches used with some form of xOffset is what you want. 

Bob S

> On Apr 19, 2021, at 09:29 , Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I'm sure I'm missing something simple here but...
> I need to use a wildcard in the lineOffset function but I can't seem to find the correct invocation.
> put lineoffset("local*"&tFunctionName, tScript) into tPos
> always returns zero
> put lineoffset(tFunctionName, tScript) into tPos
> of course returns a line number, but possibly not the right one
> put lineoffset("local"&&tFunctionName, tScript) into tPos
> gives me the correct line in some cases but fails for
> local tSomeFunction,tOtherFunction
> Can anyone give me the correct syntax for using a wildcard string as an argument to lineOffset? Thanks in advance - I've spent enough time on my own trying to figger this out.
> -- 
> Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at
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