item delimiter

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Tue Jun 4 09:52:01 CDT 2002


item delimiterDoug,

I've always chosen numToChar(1) as an item delimiter when I needed something special. Hasn't let me down yet...

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ivers, Doug E 
  To: Revolution (E-mail) 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 7:08 AM
  Subject: item delimiter


  What is the "safest" char to use as an item delimiter when you don't know anything about the text?  I realize that arrays don't have the delimiter delimma, but my question is about lists.  What ascii char is least likely to be used by some foreign language as either a letter or as a punctuation mark?  Can I use one of the codes between 0 and 7 or between 14 and 31 as an item delimiter?



  -- D 

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