[fpc-pascal] Text matching for configuration files etc.

Juha Manninen juha.manninen62 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 21:12:39 CEST 2012

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd <
markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:

> I know that there are algorithms which given a text fragment will find the
> "best fit" from a number of candidates, based on how many substrings have
> to be deleted or changed.
> Is there anything like this in the standard FPC library, and if not does
> anybody have one or a URL?
> Application is a configuration file handler, where parameters describe
> things like keyboard layout, and I want to include some latitude so that a
> user doesn't have to get it exactly right if editing by hand.

Maybe you mean something like Soundex:

I myself would make a GUI for the configuration file and give all valid
choices in comboboxes and radiogroups etc.

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