Beautify String Formatter

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Belgarath
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Beautify String Formatter

Post by Belgarath » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:23 am

I made this to help me with changing the format of multiple strings in a line. It's been most useful to me, and it's easy to use. Posted it a while ago deep inside another post but decided to put it here so it's easier to find if anyone wants to use it. :P
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--[[
USAGE: used in the format of: string. formatted table

> beautify(line, {fg = {255,0,0}, bold = true}, matches[2], {fg = "yellow", italics = true})
> beautify("this is a really long string", {replace = "short string"})

^Your piercing gaze bores into (.+) and saps away \w+ resolve to contend with your might\.$

beautify(line, {
    fg = "medium_turquoise",
    bold = true,
    replace = "You have weakened " .. matches[2] .. ".",
  }, matches[2], {
    fg = "light_blue",
  })
]]

function beautify (...)
  local args = { ... }
  if not args or #args == 0 then
    return cecho "<red>I'm not a mind reader."
  end
  for i = 2, #args, 2 do
    local s = args[i - 1]
    local a = args[i]
    if type(s) == "table" then
      selectString(s[1], s[2])
    else
      selectString(s, 1)
    end
    if a.fg then
      if type(a.fg) == "table" then
        setFgColor(unpack(a.fg))
      else
        fg(a.fg)
      end
    end
    if a.bg then
      if type(a.bg) == "table" then
        setBgColor(unpack(a.bg))
      else
        bg(a.bg)
      end
    end
    if a.bold then setBold(a.bold) end
    if a.italics then setItalics(a.italics) end
    if a.underline then setUnderline(a.underline) end
    if a.replace then replace(a.replace) end
  end
  deselect()
  resetFormat()
end

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