SubStringLastIndex

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User-Defined Function: integer uSubStringLastIndex( string vStrSrc, string vStrTst );

Returns a integer that is the positive index of the last vStrTst within vStrSrc

  • vStrSrc: source string to check
  • vStrTst: string to look for

if vStrTst is not found in vStrSrc -1 is returned.
the index of the first character is 0


Code:

  • LSO: 182 bytes
  • MONO: 1024 bytes
integer uSubStringLastIndex( string vStrSrc, string vStrTst ){
    integer vIdxFnd =
      llStringLength( vStrSrc ) -
      llStringLength( vStrTst ) -
      llStringLength(
        llList2String(
          llParseStringKeepNulls( vStrSrc, (list)vStrTst, [] ),
          0xFFFFFFFF ) //-- (-1)
        );
    return (vIdxFnd | (vIdxFnd >> 31));
}
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Code: Alternative implementation - may be faster, tested.

(warning: uses recursion, high potential for LSL stack heap collision when processing large and/or highly repetitive strings)

integer uSubStringLastIndex(string vStrSrc, string vStrTst)
{
    if (vStrTst == "")
        return 0;
    integer index = llSubStringIndex(vStrSrc, vStrTst);
    integer index2;
    if (index != -1) //found, look again
        index2 = uSubStringLastIndex(llGetSubString(vStrSrc, index + 1, -1), vStrTst) + 1;
    return index + index2;
}
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Third solution, tested

integer uSubStringLastIndex(string hay, string pin)
{
    integer index2 = -1;
    integer index;
    if (pin == "")    
        return 0;
    while (~index)
    {
        index = llSubStringIndex( llGetSubString(hay, ++index2, -1), pin);
        index2 += index;
    }
    return index2;
}

Caveats

  • Performs a literal match (case sensitive).
    • Wildcards and RegEx are not supported.
  • Attempting to match an empty string ("") will return 0 instead of -1.

Notes

  • This function is operates exactly like llSubStringIndex (including caveats), from the opposite end of the string.