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I still use Adobe Director Lingo once a while. There used to be a discussion forum but it's gone. Is there an archive that I may search for answers that people asked before? Is there another public forum for this old software?

 

I have a question in sorting a list. When sorting, it sorts in alphabetic order. How do I know the order of the sort so I can find the items in a different list?

For example: 

list1 = ["aaa", "zzz", "mmm", "bbb"]

list1.sort would make it ["aaa", "bbb","mmm","zzz"], but I'd like to know the changed order is 1, 4, 3, 2 if the original is 1, 2, 3, 4. I need this so I can pick up the value from another related list based on the new order after sorting.

 

Sorry to post it hear. I thought there were many Lingo developers moved to ActionScript in the past.

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I don't know Lingo, but I've never heard of any language providing such a feature. This very strongly points toward your approach to whatever problem you're trying to solve being fundamentally flawed. Perhaps you need to learn how to use property lists.

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Adobe Director discussions?

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I still use Adobe Director Lingo once a while. There used to be a discussion forum but it's gone. Is there an archive that I may search for answers that people asked before? Is there another public forum for this old software?

 

I have a question in sorting a list. When sorting, it sorts in alphabetic order. How do I know the order of the sort so I can find the items in a different list?

For example: 

list1 = ["aaa", "zzz", "mmm", "bbb"]

list1.sort would make it ["aaa", "bbb","mmm","zzz"], but I'd like to know the changed order is 1, 4, 3, 2 if the original is 1, 2, 3, 4. I need this so I can pick up the value from another related list based on the new order after sorting.

 

Sorry to post it hear. I thought there were many Lingo developers moved to ActionScript in the past.

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Correct answer by ClayUUID | Adobe Community Professional

I don't know Lingo, but I've never heard of any language providing such a feature. This very strongly points toward your approach to whatever problem you're trying to solve being fundamentally flawed. Perhaps you need to learn how to use property lists.

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I don't know Lingo, but I've never heard of any language providing such a feature. This very strongly points toward your approach to whatever problem you're trying to solve being fundamentally flawed. Perhaps you need to learn how to use property lists.

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Thank you for the answer. That's the way to do it. I have to create a new property list and sort the list and then I can see the number in the changed order. THANKS for the great idea.

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On the part about where to talk about Lingo, Direct-L is still around. I'm sure people would be excited to hear a Lingo question.

 

http://listserv.uark.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DIRECT-L

 

 

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