rant: truewordOffset

Mark Waddingham mark at livecode.com
Tue Apr 20 12:12:58 EDT 2021

On 2021-04-20 17:04, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 4/20/21 6:00 AM, Niggemann, Bernd via use-livecode wrote:
>> Mark Wieder wrote
>> You can't just say
>> put truewordOffset("font", tText) into tOffset
>> because it might encounter "fontTable" first.
>> If I set wholematches to true it works for me
> Unfortunately not here. Even with wholematches true

Works fine here too:

set the wholeMatches to true
put trueWordOffset("BT", "foo btn")
   => 0

set the wholeMatches to false
put trueWordOffset("BT", "foo btn")
   => 2

Warmest Regards,


P.S. Remember wholeMatches is a handler-local property not global - I 
only mention that because it sounds like it isn't actually the value you 
think when you are calling trueWordOffset.

Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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