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[REBOL] Autogenerating TOC

From: sharriff::aina::med-iq::de at: 17-Nov-2000 8:52

Hi guys! If there was an award for the most clumsy or silly looking code , I would definately win. Im trying to code a function that would automatically generate a TOC of of files in a directory Main TOC: A B C D and so on and so forth and every alphabet is a link to a sublist HTML file that contains links to files starting with the alphabet displayed in the main TOC HTML file A --> link to a file, a.html that contains links to files that all start with a, example ahouse .html. aaa.html, asbc.html e.t.c B ->link to a file, b.html that contains links to files that all start with b, example boing .html. badcode.html, blooper.html e.t.c heres what Ive done so far ( simplified, Ive removed the HTML basic and other formatting tags) ; initialize containers toc-list: temp-block: file-list: sorted-files: file-dir: sub-list: make block! 0 ; initialize link bits link-begin: {<a href="} close-link: {">} end-link: {</a>} file-dir: read %./ sort file-dir ; creates a block of files as strings foreach file file-dir [ append file-list (to-string file) ] ; generates first char of every file and saves result to "toc-list" foreach file file-list [append toc-list first :file sort file-list ; appends the real file names to "toc-list" block append toc-list file ; writes the toclist [ foreach char toc-list [ write (append sub-list ((join (to-file :toc-list) ".html") ( I gave up eventually. I really dont know how to link the generated TOC link list with the separate HTML files containing links to files in the directory to files sorted per alphabet or number. Suprisingly, this works. (har! har! "Tim Allen" code) files: read %./ sort files foreach file files [ append temp-block (to-string file) ] foreach file files [write %toc.html file-dir (append file-dir "<p></p>" append file-dir (join (join (join (join link-begin file) close-link) file) (end-link)))] but I dont know how to connect both code snippets together, I know this code looks weird, If I can get the principles right Ill try to clean it up somehow. I hope theres someone out there that can point me in the right direction. Best regards and thanks list for the anticipated help Sharriff Aina information & quality in healthcare AG