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vrf /* comments in text file */

Question asked by reiner.schlieker on Nov 24, 2003
Thanks for your response, Mike, even if it's belated...:o)

I have indeed figured it out already, in fact, I had figured it out before I
posted the question, I just wanted to know if I could do it without a loop
(I've really been on a code optimization kick lately, even if there's not
much of a speed issue)

One thing that nobody seemed to pick up on is that I wanted comments to
start with "/*" and end with "*/" so that they could be several lines if
required.  I've got it working fine with a loop, and my limit files are not
long, so the time for processing is minimal.

Thanks again...

Reiner


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Groves [mailto:mikegroves@pacbell.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 5:59 AM
To: VEE vrf
Cc: Schlieker, Reiner
Subject: [vrf] RE: /* comments in text file */


Reiner,

I saw this post a couple of months ago and wanted to comment on it, but I
forgot until I stumbled on it again recently. Processing of string arrays
is indeed supported and can be used to simplify the program that included
the loop. I think the problem Mike ran into is the triadic operator can't
return more than a single result, so another solution needed to be found.
I used a little math that took advantage of the -1 that gets returned if
the delimiter was not found to make it work with the string array. There
might be other solutions, but this is what I came up with.

In your original post, you mentioned a "2D" array. If you need help making
this work with whatever 2D array structure you have, email me directly and
I'm sure we can get it working. Of course, it's been a couple of months, so
you might be well past this part by now.

Cheers!
Mike Groves

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Asbery [mailto:michael.asbery@nrl.navy.mil]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 3:08 PM
To: VEE vrf
Subject: [vrf] RE: /* comments in text file */


Try this.  Unfortunately, String processing is not supported as a
matrix/vector function, thus a loop was required.

Mike

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-----Original Message-----
From: Schlieker, Reiner [mailto:reiner.schlieker@siemens.com]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 2:31 PM
To: VEE vrf
Subject: [vrf] /* comments in text file */

Hello vrf'ers:

I have a limit file which is simply a text file with info like the following
in it:

Test_name
12.5
16.9
Real

This is parsed out into a 2d array.  I want to be able to include comments
in the file, such as

/* a comment here */ ala C.

Has anybody done this? I'd like to have an elegant solution without loops,
if possible.

Thanks for any replies,

_____________________________________
Reiner Schlieker
Test Equipment Designer
Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments Inc.
Phone: (705) 740-7553
Fax:     (705) 740-7692
Email:  reiner.schlieker@siemens.com
Web:    www.siemens-milltronics.com




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