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Programming Wisdom on Twitter: `”The strength of JavaScript is that you can do anything. The weakness is that you will.” – Reg Braithwaite`

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/01

[WayBackProgramming Wisdom on Twitter: "The strength of JavaScript is that you can do anything. The weakness is that you will." - Reg Braithwaite

It got commented at by [WayBack] Henrik Hain on Twitter: “My personal highlight :) … “ pointing to [WayBack] is-thirteen/README.md at master · jezen/is-thirteen · GitHub: is-thirteen – Check if a number is equal to 13.

That is an npm I don’t even want to know the dependencies it pulls in (:

I recognised it as Kristian Köhntopp pointed me to it a while ago: FizzBuzz as interview question – video by Tom Scott

–jeroen

 

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Peeking under the hood of redesigned Gmail – Boris – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/25

From a while back, but still relevant as the speed of the GMail web-UI still has not improved.

[WayBack/Archive.is] Peeking under the hood of redesigned Gmail – Boris – Medium

Via:

–jeroen

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Posted in CSS, Development, GMail, Google, HTML, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

How to return a string value from a Bash function – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/17

Cool: you can return strings both as a function result, and by reference: they are explained in the question, second and fourth answer of [WayBack] How to return a string value from a Bash function – Stack Overflow.

Returning them by reference has two important benefits:

  1. it is much faster (especially useful in tight loop)
  2. you can use echo (normally used to return a result) for debugging purposes

I also needed a bit of switch magic which I found at [WayBack] bash – Switch case with fallthrough? – Stack Overflow and array magic (from [WayBack] Array variables) as arrays are far more readable than indirection (on the why not, see [WayBack] BashFAQ/006 – Greg’s Wiki: How can I use variable variables (indirect variables, pointers, references) or associative arrays?).

So here is a function that returns a specific IPv4 octet.

function getIpv4Octet() {
  IPv4=$1
  octetIndex=$2
  outputVariable=$3

  slice="${IPv4}"
  count=1
  while [ "${count}" -le 4 ]
  do
    octet[${count}]="${slice%%.*}"
    slice="${slice#*.}"
    count=$((count+1))
  done
   
  case "${octetIndex}" in
    "1" | "2" | "3" | "4")
      ;;
    *)
      octetIndex="4"
      ;;
  esac
  eval $outputVariable="${octet[$octetIndex]}"
}

You call it like this:

$ getIpv4Octet "192.168.178.32" 3 result && echo ${result}
178

–jeroen

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how to count the length of an array defined in bash? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/16

I needed to enumerate all the parameters to a function and access many of them by index in the same function, so thanks to both these:

I got at this:

  declare -a arguments=("$@")
  for index in ${!arguments[@]}; do
    echo $index/${#arguments[@]}:${arguments[$index]}
  done

These are all forms of Array handling or Shell Parameter Expansion with special cases for array variables:

  • ! does indirection, in this case from the array to the index of the array
  • # gets the lengt of the parameter (for arrays: the number of elements)
  • [] acccesse an array variable using an index

Via:

–jeroen

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One day I will dig in the various ways that bash can do evaluation, for now: there is eval, “ and $() and I’m not sure when to choose which.

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/10

A while ago, I had to execute a series of aliases of which the names were stored in an array. A simple for loop with en eval call did the job.

Then I found out there are at least two more ways of evaluation in bash, so here are just a few links giving me a head start if I ever dig this up again:

Note that looping over parameters is different than over an array: [WayBack] Loop through an array of strings in Bash? – Stack Overflow

ou can use it like this:

## declare an array variable
declare -a arr=("element1" "element2" "element3")

## now loop through the above array
for i in "${arr[@]}"
do
   echo "$i"
   # or do whatever with individual element of the array
done

# You can access them using echo "${arr[0]}", "${arr[1]}" also

Also works for multi-line array declaration

declare -a arr=("element1" 
                "element2" "element3"
                "element4"
                )

–jeroen

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