[pmwiki-users] silly question about (:if match :)
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Oct 16 15:11:34 CDT 2006
On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 08:42:19PM +0200, Wouter Groeneveld wrote:
> Suppose I have the following pages
> I'd like to create a pagelist directive wich sorts them this way:
... there's not currently a way to do pattern or wildcard matching
of pagenames within a pagelist template (e.g., to find names with
or without underscores).
I think this is definitely something that should be added.
However, I need a good name for a "wildcard match" condition
to use as a parameter to (:if:). The existing 'match' conditional
only works with regular expressions and only against the current pagename.
In fact, here's what we have now:
(:if name wildcard:) -- true if the currently displayed page's
name matches the wildcard
(:if group wildcard:) -- true if the currently displayed page's
group matches the wildcard
(:if match pattern:) -- true if the currently displayed page's
name matches the regex pattern
(:if equal arg1 arg2:) -- true if arg1 == arg2
What we really ought to have is
(:if equal arg1 [arg2]:) -- true if arg1 == arg2
(:if regex pattern arg1:) -- true if arg1 matches pattern regex
(:if ??? wildcard arg1:) -- true if arg1 matches the given wildcard
but I don't know what to use for the '???' here.
Then we can see about extending the 'name' and 'group' conditionals to
take a pagename argument, so that they can be used to match on pagenames
other than "the currently displayed page".
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