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Can Someone Spot The Error In My Code?

Can someone tell me why I am getting this error?
I must be going code blind or I found a bug.
ARC version 2020.05.18.00

Error on line 4: Missing ) in Expression


Code:


$HumanSaid = "birds can fly"
$Sentence = $HumanSaid
$xCount = 0
repeatwhile(contains($Sentence, " "))
$xStrLength = Length($Sentence)
$xIndex1 = IndexOf($Sentence, " ")
$Sentence = SubString($Sentence,$xIndex1 + 1,($xStrLength - ($xIndex1 + 1)))
$xCount = $xCount + 1
endrepeatwhile
$xCount = $xCount + 1

$WordCount = $xCount


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#1   — Edited
ASFAIK there is no error, it's an EZ-Script bug this code works:

Code:

$HumanSaid = "The quick brown fox, jumps over the @## lazy dog !!!"
$Sentence = $HumanSaid
$xCount = 0

$contains=contains($Sentence, " ")
repeatwhile($contains)
$xStrLength = Length($Sentence)
$xIndex1 = IndexOf($Sentence, " ")
$Sentence = SubString($Sentence,$xIndex1 + 1,($xStrLength - ($xIndex1 + 1)))
$xCount = $xCount + 1
$contains=contains($Sentence, " ")
endrepeatwhile
$xCount = $xCount + 1
$WordCount = $xCount
print("Total words: " + $wordCount)

Quote:

Start
> Total Words: 11
Done (00:00:00.0219259)

You should move away from EZ-Script to Javascript or Python.

Javascript version:

Code:

function countWords(str) {
var matches = str.match(/[\w\d\’\'-]+/gi);
return matches ? matches.length : 0;
}

text = "The quick brown fox, jumps over the @## lazy dog !!!"
print("Total words: " + countWords(text) );

Quote:

Start
> Total words: 9
Done (00:00:00.0128812)

Python version:

Code:

import string 

text = "The quick brown fox, jumps over the @## lazy dog !!!"
words = sum([i.strip(string.punctuation).isalpha() for i in text.split()])
print ("Total words: " + str(words))

Quote:

Start
> Total words : 9
Done (00:00:00.0184166)
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#2  
Thank you PTP, I am starting to use JavaScript. But when I can't find what I want to do it is so easy to fall back to EZ-Script.
Have to start from scratch as most of my scripts just vanished when I installed ARC and I can't find any backups and I know I have made lots.

by the way what does ASFAIK mean?
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#3  
AFAIK  =As Far As I Know

ASFAIK = PTP's version of AFAIK (All rights reserved):)
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#5  
Are you just trying to count the number of words? Use the split() function and get the array length
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#6  
@ DJ, Yup that is what I am doing.
Thank you DJ