lineOffset wildcard

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Apr 19 14:04:33 EDT 2021

On 4/19/21 11:29 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode 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.

I don't think lineoffset supports wildcards, but you could do it with matchChunk.

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