This may be a very weird question. However, please bare with me while
I explain this.
I was speaking with a friend over Skype (we're both visually impaired,
so use Windows for pretty much everything) and my friend asked me to
develop a program that can take the numbers of vehicles (he's a GTA
fan, :)) in KMH (kilometers per hour) and convert it into MPH (miles
per hour). To do this, I chose Swift for this task, as I think it
might be a good challenge for it. I am using RemObjects Elements to
use Swift on .NET, Java, Cocoa, and Island to develop applications for
these platforms. Island is a new platform in RemObjects Elements that
allows developers to develop applications that use native API
functions from the operating system. For instance, on Windows, I could
directly (without any imports) use CreateWindowEx and all that to
create a new window. Sadly this cannot be ported to Mac OS X, as Cocoa
is reserved for that.
Anyways, back to the topic I'm trying to resolve. My friend gave me
too files, specs_cars.txt and specs_motorcycles.txt. Both files are
attached to this email (specs_cars.txt is nearly 45 KB in length and
specs_motorcycles.txt is about 3.9 KB).
So here's my question: I'm on .NET, so yeah, but how would I go about
using regular expressions to only search with lines that contain KMH
(I'll show you how I want it to be done) and replace the numbers of
KMH, along with the KMH itself, with MPH numbers followed by MPH? If
you guys could help me solve this, I would be grateful, as I don't
want to develop an entire parser for something like this, so regular
expressions seem to be the way to go.
Allow me to show you: In the specs_motorcycles.txt file, this:
Should be replaced with:
Now, this looks simple, but what about something like:
Top speed: 218 kmh
to be replaced with:
Top speed: 135.5 kmh
I hope you see my problem. I hope you can help me through this, and we
can solve it together.
specs_cars.txt (42.6 KB)
specs_motorcycles.txt (3.91 KB)
Ethin D. Probst