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split the sentence #241515 01/05/13 08:19 AM
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Hi.
Is there a simple possibility to split a sentence into words??
Something like that: "today is wednesday" into an array: {"today", "is", "yesterday"}?

Re: split the sentence [Re: binari] #241516 01/05/13 10:00 AM
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There are no actual arrays like that in mSL but see /help Token Identifiers, specifically $gettok().

Example:

Php Code:
//var %x = today is wednesday | var %i = 1 | while (%i <= $numtok(%x,32)) { echo -ag token %i -> $gettok(%x,%i,32) | inc %i } 

Quote:
token 1 -> today
token 2 -> is
token 3 -> wednesday



Generally, in mIRC, all texts are tokenized/split by spaces.
So when someone says "today is wednesday" on a channel (/help on TEXT), it'll already be split into $1, $2, and $3, where $1- would be the entire text/all tokens.
Also see /help $1- on that.


So regarding above example, there also is a /tokenize command which is not recommended to use but would work as follows:
Php Code:
//var %x = today is wednesday | tokenize 32 %x | echo -ag $* 

Quote:
today
is
wednesday

Re: split the sentence [Re: asdfasdf] #241518 01/05/13 10:17 AM
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I've never heard anyone say that tokenize shouldn't be used. Is there some reason you say it's not recommended? Tokenize works very well for splitting words in locations that are not already split. Maybe you're referring to the $* as I've seen some say that isn't recommended because it's not documented. But that isn't needed when using tokenize. It's just a simple way to display each token on another line once you have the tokens.

To the OP, if you're monitoring what is typed by someone, all you really need to do is use $1, $2, etc. in your ON TEXT event as mentioned in the middle of asdfasdf's post.

Example:
Code:
on *:text:*:#:{
  echo -a Word 1: $1 ~ Word 2: $2 ~ Word 3: $3 ~ All words: $1- ~ All words except the first: $2- ~ Words 2-3: $2-3
}


As you can see, all you need to do is use $ and the word number to get that word. Use - at the end to get that word through the end of the sentence. And to get a range, add the final word number after the -. There are a variety of things you can do, but this can get you started. Use of token identifiers like $gettok() are very useful when you want the "words" to be separated by something other than a space, such as splitting a list of words/phrases at every comma. Tokenize also works for splitting a sentence by other characters. Unlike using $gettok(), the use of tokenize gets you back to using $1, $2, etc. instead of having to use $gettok(sentence, "word" #, chr to split on) every time.


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Re: split the sentence [Re: Riamus2] #241519 01/05/13 11:16 AM
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Oh, right, when I think of /tokenize I somehow always think of $* in combination with it - I stand corrected. smile

Re: split the sentence [Re: asdfasdf] #241622 07/05/13 08:01 AM
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Php Code:
//var %x = today is wednesday | var %i = 1 | while (%i <= $numtok(%x,32)) { echo -ag token %i -> $gettok(%x,%i,32) | inc %i } 


That's it. Thanks! It works perfectly smile