delete chunk.

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Wed Nov 3 10:00:52 EDT 2010

Actually, I think that's exactly the problem.  "a,b,,," has 4 items.  The
trailing , is ignored.  "a,b,,,e" has 5 items.  putting a space, or some
type of invisible char after the trailing , makes it 5 items.  It drives me
nuts, if the comma is there it should designate a null item whether its in
the middle or at the end.

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM, <DunbarX at> wrote:

> This seems perfectly intuitive to me.
> When you delete an item, you are doing something entirely different than
> just manipulating the contents of an item. In one case you reduce the
> number
> of items. In the other you merely insert, or remove, data from them.For
> example, "a,b,,," has five items. Putting empty, or anything, into item 4,
> say,
> makes sense, and we have not changed the number of itms at all.
> I think it all may just be a misperception, having to do with the last item
> being perceived differently from an interior item. I'll bet this thread
> would not have started if the process had been:
> delete item 3 of "a,b,,,"
> put empty into item 3 of "a,b,,,"
> Craig Newman
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