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Posted by Faolong   USA  (28 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Tue 22 Oct 2002 05:20 PM (UTC)
this is kinda weird to ask because who would be expecting a mud to have like 16 wildcards!!!! so i was just asking if it was possible to have like 16 or more wildcards for a trigger... and the wildcards array should work right because after the 9th (wildcards[8]), wildcards[9] will just give the trigger line match.... and anything after wildcards[9] is just undefined....
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Posted by Magnum   Canada  (580 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Wed 23 Oct 2002 01:43 AM (UTC)
This situation is so rare, I think it's best that you just use the current workaround the few times you need to.

There was another thread on this, some time ago. I'm sorry, I don't recall the subject line or anything.

Currently, you can build multiple triggers. Each trigger will use regular expressions. Use ?: to indicate which expressions should be matched, but NOT returned as a wildcard. IE: You may match on the first 9, then use ?: on the rest. In your second trigger, you would use ?: on the first 9 elements, and then match normally on the rest.

Read "RegularExpressions.txt" in your MUSHclient directory for detailed instructions.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,647 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Wed 23 Oct 2002 03:20 AM (UTC)
This post is pretty relevant: Doing your own regular expression matching.

It describes how you can take a trigger match and re-match inside it to pull out more than 10 wildcards. Using the method Magnum describes you can set up a regular expression with more than 10 wildcards (not all will be returned) and then re-match using the technique described above to get the values for all of them.

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Posted by Vaejor   (120 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Wed 23 Oct 2002 10:48 PM (UTC)
Also check out this entry:


It is a self-contained function to pull out a regexp and return the data to an array.
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