[PD] [msgfile] previous bug abstraction too simple.

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Mar 6 18:42:46 CET 2007


David F. Place wrote:
> Hi and thanks for your help so far.
> In my previous message my abstraction was too simple.  I can't use
> [Until] after all.

the problem is the same and it can be resolved with [until].
see attached patch.

> You can see by the attached patch the behavior that I want using
> [textfile].   I want to output records until I find a wait, wait a bit,
> then continue.  This works fine with textfile.  However, I also want to
> be able to seek a certain record without causing any output.  That is
> why I thought I could use [msgfile]'s goto message.   Unfortunately,
> [msgfile] doesn't work at all for the basic process.

a fixed version of msgfile is now available in CVS.

even though the fixed msgfile now allows you to do your stuff in a
recursive way, i strongly suggest using an [until] based approach.

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