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Using a List to create an entry in a regexp

Posted by Graham_Tasker (Graham_Tasker), 30 March 2005
I have a list in the form of

   set commandListInteger list \  
       acmshNLines                    \
       acmshMStep                     \
       acmshTSle                        \
       acmshTP                           \
       acmshTPp                         \
       acmshTLl                          \
       acmshKOff                        \
       acmshTSop                       \
       acmshTOp
     
and wish to convert it in into an entry in a switch -regexp command ie into some thing like

switch -regexp -- $nextentry {

((acmshNLines|acmshMSteps|acmshTP|acmshTPp|acmshTLl|acmshKOff|acmshTOp)) {...}

......}


this would allow me to produce a generic parser for setting up the command data for part of an intergration test system.

it it possible and if so how??

Thanks Graham Tasker


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 30 March 2005
Hi, Graham ... it's been a long day! I'm probably missing something vital here, but:

% set sample [list tom dick harry george]
tom dick harry george
% set lookform [join $sample | ]
tom|dick|harry|george





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