How do I Create a Custom Property, part 19,214,651.5 B23
dburgun at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Apr 24 07:09:39 CDT 2004
>>Dave, if we see the return character as a divider or separator
>>rather than a terminator,
>>it all makes a bit more sense, I think. The line count will always
>>be the number of return
>>characters + 1, as it is assumed that there is data both before and
>>after a return character .
>put "1" & CR & "2" & CR & "3" into fld 1
>-> 3 lines, but only 2 CRs...
>But how comes, what i explained yesterday?
Because if the last character isn't a CR, then 1 is added to the line
count. It's like I said, it's better to think of yjhe CR as a line
*terminator*. As long as you *always* terminate each line with a CR
then the number of lines is equal to the number of CRs. BUT if the
last line does not have a CR, then one is implied by the engine (or
whatever). The only time this becomes an issue is in the IDE (since
it doesn't add a CR is you don't type one), or if you do this:
return & "myLine"
"myline" & return
Since the former case involves adding more code in order to avoid
spuriously creating empty lines, it following that the latter case is
the best practise - to me anyway.
All the Best
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