ID:172781   Mar 27 2004, 10:37 pm (Edited on Mar 27 2004, 10:43 pm) Seemed simple at first, but I've tried many times to create a proc that would take a text string, flip it around (IE, "Hello BYOND!" would end up "!DNOYB olleH") and then display it however I choose, but I've failed miserably many times and my coding is so messed up that I'm not even gonna post it. Could anyone educate me on how to perform this?
 <-> Mar 27 2004, 11:38 pm Enigmaster2002 wrote: Seemed simple at first, but I've tried many times to create a proc that would take a text string, flip it around (IE, "Hello BYOND!" would end up "!DNOYB olleH") and then display it however I choose, but I've failed miserably many times and my coding is so messed up that I'm not even gonna post it. Could anyone educate me on how to perform this? I have just been toying around with this, and i havent really checked this, but this is what i came up with (i know its very unoptimised, but i just threw this together) ```mob/verb/switchtext(T as text) usr << T // outputting the message before-hand var/z[length(T)] // make a new list that is the length of the text var/c = 1 for(var/x = length(T), x > 0, x--) // populate the list backwards with the text message z[x] = copytext(T,c,c+1) c++ var/v for(var/x = 1, x < length(T)+1, x++) v += z[x] // a text string that has the original message backwards usr << v // output the final message to the verb user ```
 <-> Mar 27 2004, 11:49 pm In response to Lazyboy Eeek. No need to use lists! =) A much simpler and faster version: proc/reversetext(txt as text) var/reversed="" for (var/X=length(txt); X>=1; X--) reversed+=copytext(txt,X,X+1) return reversed
 <-> Mar 27 2004, 11:53 pm In response to Crispy Crispy wrote: Eeek. No need to use lists! =) Too much c++ for me i think. Plus its been a long day and i couldnt be bothered thinking too much.
 <-> Mar 28 2004, 12:20 am In response to Crispy Now, I hate to bother, but I see the code, I know it works, but I haven't the faintest idea why. Most specifically, that for() statement. Mind explaining it?