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scripting.dictionary in the role of map

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I took the long way here but have arrived. I am trying to replicate map functions as I hunt for the most enjoyable way to play with INI style data (which is why the func names are all _map*).  This is by no means complete but it is a working demo.  As always feel free to improve this, and then post that.

UDF

;_MapInit
;_MapAddKeyValuePair
;_MapReassignKey
;_MapAppendToKey
;_MapRemoveKey
;_MapGetValue
;_MapToString
;_MapToArray
;_MapTo2dArray
;_MapFrom2DArray
;_MapToIniSection
;_MapFromIniSection



Func _MapInit()
  Local $map = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")

    If Not IsObj($map) Then
        Exit MsgBox(0, "Error", "Object not created")
    EndIf

  return $map
EndFunc ;_MapInit



Func _MapAddKeyValuePair($map , $key , $value)
    If $map.Exists($key) Then
        msgbox(0, 'Error' , '"' & $key & '"' & ' already exists with a value of ' & '"' & $map.Item($key) & '"')
    Else
        $map.Add($key, $value)
    EndIf
EndFunc ;_MapAddKeyValuePair



Func _MapReassignKey($map , $key , $value)
    If $map.Exists($key) Then
        $map.remove($key)
        $map.Add($key, $value)
    Else
        $map.Add($key, $value)
    EndIf
EndFunc ;_MapReassignKey



Func _MapAppendToKey($map , $key , $value)
    If $map.Exists($key) Then
        $sCurrent = $map.Item($key)
        $map.remove($key)
        $map.Add($key, $sCurrent & ";" & $value)
    Else
        $map.Add($key, $value)
    EndIf
EndFunc ;_MapAppendToKey



Func _MapRemoveKey($map , $key)
        $map.remove($key)
EndFunc ;_MapRemoveKey



Func _MapGetValue($map , $key)
    return $map.Item($key)
EndFunc ;_MapGetValue



Func _MapToString($map)
    local $sOut = ""

for $key in $map.Keys
     $sOut &= $key & " = " & $map.Item($key) & @LF
Next

return stringreplace($sOut , @LF , "" , -1)
EndFunc ;_MapToString



Func _MapToArray($map)
local $aArray[$map.count]

    $i = 0
    for $key in $map.Keys
            $aArray[$i] = $key & " = " & $map.Item($key)
            $i += 1
    Next

return $aArray
EndFunc ;_MapToArray



Func _MapTo2dArray($map)
local $aArray[$map.count][2]

    $i = 0
    for $key in $map.Keys
        $aArray[$i][0] = $key
        $aArray[$i][1] = $map.Item($key)
        $i += 1
    Next

return $aArray
EndFunc ;_MapTo2dArray



Func _MapToIniSection($map , $section , $filepath , $fSort = 0)
    $aMap = _MapTo2dArray($map)
    _ArrayInsert($aMap , 0 , ubound($aMap) - 1)
    If $fSort = 1 Then _ArraySort($aMap)
    IniWriteSection($filepath , $section , $aMap)
EndFunc ;MapToIniSection



Func _MapFromIniSection($filepath , $section)
    $map = _MapInit()
    $aArray = IniReadSection($filepath , $section)
        for $i = 1 to ubound($aArray) - 1
            $map.add($aArray[$i][0] , $aArray[$i][1])
        Next

return $map
EndFunc



Func _MapFrom2DArray($2Darray)
Local $map = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")

    If Not IsObj($map) Then
        Exit MsgBox(0, "Error", "Object not created")
    EndIf

    for $i = 0 to ubound($2Darray) - 1
            _MapAddKeyValuePair($map , $2Darray[$i][0] , $2Darray[$i][1])
    Next

return $map
EndFunc ;_MapToArray

 

Example:

#include 'dictmap.au3'
#include<array.au3>

;map initialize - MUST BE FIRST

$myDictionary = _MapInit()

;map add key/value pairs

_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry0" , "ValueEntry0")    ; adding key/value pairs
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry1" , "ValueEntry1")
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry2" , "ValueEntry2")
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry3" , "ValueEntry3")
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry4" , "ValueEntry4")
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry5" , "ValueEntry5")

;map get value of key

msgbox(0, "Value of KeyEntry1" , _MapGetValue($myDictionary , "KeyEntry1"))  ;see single value

;map add duplicate failure

_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry1" , "ValueEntry1_replaced")  ;duplicate test

;map reassign key

_MapReassignKey($myDictionary , "KeyEntry1" , "ValueEntry1_replaced")  ;Key exists so Reassign the value
msgbox(0, "Value of reassigned KeyEntry1" , _MapGetValue($myDictionary , "KeyEntry1"))  ;see changed entry

;map append to key

_MapAppendToKey($myDictionary , "KeyEntry4" , "ValueEntry4_append")  ; append stuff to keyentry4

;map remove key

_MapRemoveKey($myDictionary , "KeyEntry0")  ; remove key 0

;map to string

msgbox(0, 'Map String - No Sort' , _MapToString($myDictionary))  ;entire Map To string

;map to array

$aMyDictionary = _MapToArray($myDictionary)    ;Entire Map To Array
_ArraySort($aMyDictionary)
_ArrayDisplay($aMyDictionary , "1D Sorted")

;Map to 2D array

$a2DmyDictionary = _MapTo2dArray($myDictionary)    ;Entire Map To 2D Array
_ArraySort($a2DmyDictionary)
_ArrayDisplay($a2DmyDictionary , "2D Sorted")

;map from array

$MapFrom2D = _MapFrom2DArray($a2DmyDictionary)
for $key in $MapFrom2D.keys
   msgbox(0, 'MapFromArray' , $key & @LF & $MapFrom2D.item($key))
Next

;map to ini

_MapToIniSection($myDictionary , "TEST_SECTION_01_Unsorted" , @ScriptDir & "\TEST_SECTION.ini") ;unsorted
_MapToIniSection($myDictionary , "TEST_SECTION_02_Sorted" , @ScriptDir & "\TEST_SECTION.ini" , 1) ;sorted
ShellExecute(@ScriptDir & "\TEST_SECTION.ini")

;map from ini

$MapFromIni = _MapFromIniSection( @ScriptDir & "\TEST_SECTION.ini" , "TEST_SECTION_01_Unsorted")
$aMapFromIni = _MapToArray($MapFromIni)    ;Entire Map To Array
_ArraySort($aMapFromIni)
_ArrayDisplay($aMapFromIni , "from INI")

 

Edited by boththose
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Use ByRef like I did, just to explicitly state that pass by reference and not value.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I just want to be careful to only use it when it is most useful.   I think it does a disservice in funcs like _ArrayDisplay.  Are there any 'best practices' on ByRef usage you would recommend?

Edited by boththose

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What makes you say that? It's used in _ArrayDisplay() because even though arrays are copy-on-write, by using ByRef, if _ArrayDisplay() was to change an element in the array, then the whole array wouldn't be copied i.e. less memory. Objects are passed around using references in most languages I know, but as AutoIt can be a little mysterious to some, it's good to state that this is a reference and not straight value copy, even though they both reference the same block of memory.


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What makes you say that?

because I pretty much use it for debug, and being able to oneline it with functions that return arrays would be super.  e.g. _ArrayDisplay(stringsplit())

if _ArrayDisplay() was to change an element in the array, then the whole array wouldn't be copied

How can array display change an element?


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| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
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_ArrayDisplay was just an example.

Note that not all variables or expressions can be passed ByRef:

_Disp("abcdef")
_Disp("abc" & "def")
_Disp("abc" & StringUpper("def"))
_Disp(StringUpper("def"))
_Disp(1+2+3*(4+5+6)/2)

; but
$t = DllStructCreate("short int16;byte octet[3];ulong large")
$t.large = 456
ConsoleWrite(VarGetType($t.large) & @LF)
_Disp($t.large)

Func _Disp(ByRef $s)
    ConsoleWrite($s & @LF)
EndFunc

 


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What happens if you disable Au3Check?


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It is disabled but it doesn't cough when enabled.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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Now I managed to run the example and see what you mean. Interesting stuff, though guess it's to be expected!

@jchd, is correct @boththose, it was just an example and not suggesting in anyway that _ArrayDisplay() would mess with the array. I was merely pointing out the purposes of ByRef and when it's good to use it.


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So if I dont use ByRef with autoit, do I always take the copy penalty?  Or is the way I am doing my add, reassigns, and appends just poor form (because I am not returning anything, just modifying the passed map without ByRef)?


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| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
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Well this is an object, so the variable holds a reference value and not an object. But it would be good practice in terms of readability to show that a reference to a map object is being passed around. As I said, up to you, but it's something I would do of course.


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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

*Updated the original with a couple of functions to move between INI and dictionary

Edited by boththose

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|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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Thanks.  And for sure number 2, I learned a bit building these forward, have to imagine I can only learn more building their opposites.

I admittedly have never built a proper a UDF, but will certainly take a stab at the formatting (and probably have to build some error checking).

 


,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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Separated examples from user functions, and added MapFrom2DArray.  I went with dictmap for the name: not only is it a fine amalgamation, it homophonically explains what is going on


,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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So you can store arrays in dictionaries....so there can be lots of rewriting.

#include 'dictmap.au3'
#include<array.au3>

;map initialize - MUST BE FIRST

$myDictionary = _MapInit()

;map add key/value pairs

_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry0" , "ValueEntry0")    ; adding key/value pairs
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry1" , "ValueEntry1")
_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry2" , "ValueEntry2")


local $aTestarray[2]
      $aTestarray[0] = "ValueEntry3-1"
      $aTestarray[1] = "ValueEntry3-2"

_MapAddKeyValuePair($myDictionary , "KeyEntry3" , $aTestarray)

For $value in $myDictionary.Item("KeyEntry3")
    consolewrite($value & @LF)
Next

 


,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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