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# Words

Posts: 208Member
Does anyone have a function that can pull a word out of a sentene. For exmaple:

a\$ = word\$("I love you", 2)
Print a\$

This peice of code would return "love".

I know I could right it myself but I'm sure there already is one and i'm feeling lazy...

• Posts: 354Member
: Does anyone have a function that can pull a word out of a sentene. For exmaple:
:
: a\$ = word\$("I love you", 2)
: Print a\$
:
: This peice of code would return "love".
:
: I know I could right it myself but I'm sure there already is one and i'm feeling lazy...
:
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I've written a function for parsing COMMAND\$. I'll have to post it later. It'll do exactly what you asked, but it's simple code. You could write one yourself.
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• Posts: 176Member
This sub should do it. You'll have to make it into a function if you want it to be. Just have the function return words(x), where x is the number of the word in the sentence you want to pull out.

DIM words(100) AS STRING
text\$ = "I like chicken i like liver meow mix meow mix please deliver"
lastword = 1

FOR a = 1 TO 50
IF INSTR(lastword, text\$, CHR\$(32)) = 0 THEN
words(a) = MID\$(text\$, lastword, LEN(text\$) - lastword + 1)
EXIT FOR
END IF
words(a) = MID\$(text\$, lastword, INSTR(lastword, text\$, CHR\$(32)) - lastword)
lastword = lastword + LEN(words(a)) + 1
NEXT a

: Does anyone have a function that can pull a word out of a sentene. For exmaple:
:
: a\$ = word\$("I love you", 2)
: Print a\$
:
: This peice of code would return "love".
:
: I know I could right it myself but I'm sure there already is one and i'm feeling lazy...
:

• Posts: 354Member
: : Does anyone have a function that can pull a word out of a sentene. For exmaple:
: :
: : a\$ = word\$("I love you", 2)
: : Print a\$
: :
: : This peice of code would return "love".
: :
: : I know I could right it myself but I'm sure there already is one and i'm feeling lazy...
: :
: [green]
: I've written a function for parsing COMMAND\$. I'll have to post it later. It'll do exactly what you asked, but it's simple code. You could write one yourself.
: [/green]
:
:
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Finally! I was having problems with my connection. Here it is:
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[code]
FUNCTION CMDLINE\$ (x%)
a\$ = COMMAND\$
temp\$ = ""
count% = 1
alen% = LEN(a\$)
FOR i% = 1 TO alen%
m\$ = MID\$(a\$, i%, 1)
IF m\$ = " " THEN count% = count% + 1
IF m\$ <> " " THEN
IF x% = count% THEN temp\$ = temp\$ + m\$
END IF
NEXT i%
CMDLINE\$ = UCASE\$(temp\$)
END FUNCTION
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[red]
you'll need to modify it so that it takes a\$ as an argument, and comment out the a\$=COMMAND\$.

I'll leave the rest to you.

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