12911Re: [Clip] Re: Extracting words from a file
- Dec 4, 2004Hugo Paulissen wrote:
> Don,I used the ideas of three of you (plus as usual something out of
> You wrote the kind of clip I had in mind and for which I didn't have the
> time. It was clear that NoteTab's regex was in the way... ;-). If I had the
> need for this clip I would definitely test it!
noteblock). So it is a combination of three comments including yours,
the one on deleting what was unneeded -- come to think of it putting the
results in another file is four -- and the sorting alphbetically
comment. I think if one really wanted to do it with a regex, perl would
be a good choice, but for many that defeats the purpose because, even
though perl is easy to run on a pc from notetab, it is another whole thing.
I left screenupdate on so that you can kind of see it materialize and
know it is working.
I added a few special things that applied mainly to my test file, but
won't hurt on another file (like deleting a leading hyphen).
The most interesting thing I learned in the process is that IsUppercase
means NOT Lowercase.
Of course IsLowercase means NOT Uppercase as well. I first tested for
it to be a number.
Either will test positive for a non-alphabetic (white space,
punctuation, numbers -- all test postitive under either of those).
I had also forgotten the SKIP_# feature which I noticed when ripping
something off in the NoteBlock Library. That came in handy. I knew
SKIP but forgot you could skip multiple lines.
I usually put something at the top of my clips in a comment to describe
where they came from ... even though of course they usually come from a
combination of you all. It is NOT to claim some level of ownership or
anything because it is most often plagerized in essence to some degree
or other, but rather to help if we have to later dissect it or make
I have decided to start "keeping" some of the clips I work on here:
I figure that will help me find them in the future when I want to copy
something from one of them for future use.
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