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[REBOL] parsing..

From: eric::ehrichweiss::com at: 8-Jan-2005 16:04

I'm an old school Amiga programmer(which probably means I'm among many old friends) and was especially fond of Arexx. Well that thought brought me to this post... The parse command seems to need improvement unless I'm not understanding it and I think that a great place to start might be by looking at what Arexx does. For example. I have several projects that require a single input line to be parsed into several variables. If I'm understanding Rebol's parse command, it can only do one variable at a time, Arexx did them until you were instead of multiple or recursive parse commands you could do "parse input "abc" variable1 "def" variable2 ghi variable3 "jkl" " It's as simple as that for the most part. You can vary how the delimiters work with wildcard functions like "abc#?def" which means that there are some characters between 'c' and 'd' that are unknown in length. It's been a while since I used Arexx so forgive me if my syntax is off a bit. Anyway, if this is possible with a single line, please show me an example since the one on the language dictionary seems very limited. And if it isn't possible currently, what would be necessary to make it possible? Eric