#50 REPEAT applies command too far

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2004-03-18
2004-03-18
D.M.Wooster
No

REPEAT should not apply the repeated command to the
ending target line.

When REPEAT is given a line count as a target (e.g.
"repeat 2"), it works correctly (well, consistently
with XEDIT on VM, anyway). When it's given a locate
string or an absolute line number as a target (e.g.
"repeat /xxx/" or "repeat :6"), it is inconsistent with
XEDIT and with other commands (e.g. "del /xxx/" or "del
:6"), because it should stop repeating the command just
before the target line, but it also repeats the command
on the target line.

Example:
Do this once on real XEDIT on VM, and once on THE (I
tested with COMPAT XEDIT XEDIT XEDIT and COMPAT XEDIT
KEDIT XEDIT)
Create this 7 line file:
asdf
asdf
asdf
asdf
asdf
xxxxx
asdf

Perform the following series of commands:

:1
clocate :6
creplace zzz
repeat /xxx/ (this fails)
:1
clocate :10
creplace yy
repeat 2 (this works)
:1
clocate :13
creplace w
repeat :6 (this fails)

(note: due to another problem with the REPEAT command,
when you do the test on THE, you currently have to
issue the CREPLACE and REPEAT commands as:
rexx 'creplace zzz';'repeat /xxx/'
and
rexx 'creplace yy';'repeat 2'
and
rexx 'creplace w';'repeat :6'
)

Results:

XEDIT THE
asdf zzz yy w asdf zzz yy w
asdf zzz yy w asdf zzz yy w
asdf zzz yy w asdf zzz yy w
asdf zzz w asdf zzz w
asdf zzz w asdf zzz w
xxxxx xxxxxzzz w
asdf asdf

Note the difference at the 'xxxxx' line.
This is the problem.

Discussion

  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2004-03-18
    • assigned_to: nobody --> rexx
     
  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2004-03-18

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    Confirmed the problem with the extra line processed with
    REPEAT, but with my working version of THE, I don't need to
    issue the commands as stated; ie:
    creplace zzz
    repeat /xxx/
    work as expected as separate commands.
    You could also use:
    SET LINEND ON ;
    CREPLACE zzz;REPEAT /xxx/

     

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