[Oberon] Re: n-o: RX.Tool = 'can of worms'

easlab at absamail.co.za easlab at absamail.co.za
Sun Nov 2 14:16:03 CET 2003

> Re: RX.Tool ? span multiple lines:
> to preserve my sanity, I don't want to look too deeply into this
> 'can of worms', but to delete the text-stretches between "<"
> and ">"  -- possibly spanning several lines; is this algorithm usable ?
> 1. assume/hope that consecutive lines to be deleted can be appended
>   into one big line without problems.
> 2. lines which will need modifying will be formatted thus:-
> A.
>  <possibly-empty-string1> "<" <string>  ">"  <possibly-empty-string2>
>         modified to
>  <possibly-empty-string1>   <possibly-empty-string2>
> B.
>  <possibly-empty-string1> "<" <possibly-empty-string2>
>         modified to remove the line terminator.
> It seems to me that by repeatedly applying transformations A, B;
> the text would be transformed as required; i.e. delete the "<,>" and
> all enclosed text ?    Does this work with newer versions of RX.* ?

Of course you would better transform:
 <possibly-empty-string1> "<" <possibly-empty-string2>
<possibly-empty-string1> "<" 
 and remove the line terminator,
then you would have little/no chance of the appended lines getting
too long ?

What is Text-frame max line len ?

==  Chris Glur.

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