Next version of Bible Analyzer
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:11 pm
The next version of Bible Analyzer (3-6-1) hopefully, will contain the following new features and bug fixes.
- Verse History is now also a Go To Verse entry box. It will accept nearly all conventional abbreviations and some not so conventional, such as, Gen, ge, Ge. 1:, Ge1, ge1, Mat, Mt, rom 4:5, etc. If only a book is entered it will go to chapter 1 by default. Case or periods are not important. The box still works as a Verse History as well.
After a considerable amount of thought, tweaking, and trial and error, contiguous and non-contiguous ranges can now be entered in Advanced Bible Search, Proximity Search, Wordlists, certain Statistics, and Bible Compare. The two book selection lists has been replaced with an entry box enabling the user to enter their custom range(s). The radio buttons are still available in the two searches and wordlists tabs to make Entire Bible, OT, NT, and Red-Letter ranges convenient to select. I spent a great deal of time just writing a script that is able to parse a users range entry. I tried to account for nearly all reasonable entries.
Searching a contiguous book range is simple enough, Gen - Lev, Gen 1 - Lev 10, or Mat 2:5 - Luk 12:12 will work. Non-contiguous ranges must be separated by a comma, thus Gen 5-10, Lev 10-12, Mat 5-7 will search only those chapters. Any combination of books, chapters, and verses can be used. Again, proper word case and periods are not needed. For instance, this convoluted entry will work, ge5:5-20, Mt 5-7:15,ro4:5 -8:20, Hebrews. Here it is parsed as displayed in the results, (Gen 5:5 - 20, Mat 5 - 7:15, Rom 4:5 - 8:20, Heb). What will not work is Mat 5:10-20 meaning verses. The parser will interpret the 20 as chapter 20. The way to form an entry for verses is Mat 5:10-5:20. Another no-no is 1-3 John. The accepted method is 1Jo-3Jo, etc.
Now John's (Joh, 1Jo-3Jo, Rev), Paul's (Rom - Phm (or Heb)), Moses's (Gen - Deu), Luke's (Luk, Act), etc., writings can be treated independently. Also, there is a drop-down history so previous ranges can be retrieved.
There is now a search history drop-down that will remember every detail of a search, including the range and excluded words, except the current Bible text.
The reference popups now show up to a range of 3 verses with a ...cont. at the end if it is continued. The verses are now numbered and indented. Red-letters also display. I am thinking about making the range an option up to a reasonable length such as 10 verses.
In the right-click context menu a search of a highlighted selection can now be made similar to the single word search. If the selection is more that 15 characters it is truncated in the menu.
The Bible display updates somewhat more quickly when a reference is clicked due to some code tweaking.
And various bug fixes.