1. Wrap-around search algorithm

This proved far harder than I ever imagined possible, any improvements welcome.

The following is a simplified testbed.
First simplification: text is "0000".."1111" and "find" is whether or not text[1..4] is '1'.
Second simplification: we set "start" explicitly in the testing loop, maybe unlike real use.
(Technically we shouldn't need to reset wrappable in this testbed, but abs. rqd. in real use)
Starting from 1..4, with N=sum of 1s, we want f3find() to get N/eof/N/eof, iyswim.
The challenge is(was) to get all 64 test cases to work, then repeat searching backwards.

Anyway, a second set of eyes, before I try applying this to Edix/Edita, anything that simplifies it or makes it any easier to understand, or OE-compatible, thankx.

sequence text 
integer start, current, wrappable = 1 
function f3find(integer direction) 
-- direction should be +/-1. [existing code uses 0 to mean "from line 1"] 
-- return "next/prev" '1' in text, wrapping around relative to start. 
-- return -1 at "eof", aka "start", allowing restart. 
integer limit = iff(direction<0?1:length(text)), 
        begin = iff(direction>0?1:length(text)) 
    current += direction 
    bool high = wrappable and compare(start,current)!=direction 
    limit = iff(high ? limit : start-(wrappable=0)*direction) 
    for i=current to limit by direction do 
        if text[i]='1' then current=i return i end if 
    end for 
    if high then 
        wrappable = 0 
        limit = start-direction 
        for i=begin to limit by direction do 
            if text[i]='1' then current=i return i end if 
        end for 
    end if 
    current = start-direction 
    wrappable = 1 
    return -1 
end function 
constant TRIES=4 
integer fails = 0, total = 0 
for i=0 to 15 do 
    text = sprintf("%04b",i) 
    integer N = sum(sq_eq(text,'1')) 
    for direction=+1 to -1 by -2 do 
        for j=1 to 4 do 
            start = j 
            current = j-direction 
            wrappable = 1 
            sequence s = {} 
            for t=1 to (N+1)*TRIES do 
                s &= f3find(direction) 
            end for 
            total += 1 
            if s[$]!=-1 or sum(sq_eq(s,-1))!=TRIES then 
                s &= {"9/0"} 
                fails += 1 
            end if 
--          ?s 
        end for          
    end for          
end for 
printf(1,"fails: %d, pass: %d/%d\n",{fails,total-fails,total}) 


fails: 0, pass: 128/128 

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2. Re: Wrap-around search algorithm

some oE vs Phix syntax differences

  • oE does not have %b format code
  • oE does not have iff) function
  • oE does not have bool
  • oE does not have negative index values as in: s[$]!=-1

I can't figure out what you are doing!


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3. Re: Wrap-around search algorithm

Pseudo code:

This way you can even highlight all the matches, but make the current one a bright highlight:

sequence matches 
sequence lastStrFind = "" 
procedure find(sequence strFind = lastStrFind, integer bDirection) 
integer cursorPos = current_cursor_position() 
	if length(strFind) = 0 then 
		if length(lastStrFind) = 0 then 
			strFind = lastStrFind 
		end if 
	end if 
	matches = match_all( strFind, docText ) 
	if bDirection = Forward then 
		if cursorPos < matches[1] then 
			-- at the top, just go to first found 
		elsif cursorPos > matches[$] then 
			-- at end of document, wrap to first in matches[] 
			for t=1 to length(matches) docText 
				if matches[t] > cursorPos then 
					highlightFound( matches[t-1], length(strFind) ) 
				end if 
			end for 
		end if 
		-- do it backwards style 
	end if 
	lastStrFind = strFind 
end procedure 

This way you don't have to keep the matching string in memory, but it doesn't allow you to highlight all the matches:

pos = match( strFind, docText, currentCursorPosition ) 
if pos = 0 then 
	pos = match( strFind, docText, 0 ) 
	if pos = 0 then 
	end if 
	setHighlight( pos, length(strFind) ) 
end if 

I also like in MS VS Code how if I select text, it lightly highlights all matching text in the document. If I highlight a variable name, for example, it subtly shows me all places on the page where that variable appears. Very nice!

Looks like Notepad++ also does the selection highlighting. grin

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