Accessing the last item in a line

Jim Ault jimaultwins at
Mon Aug 22 00:10:02 EDT 2011

Yes, this is expected behavior.
If the last item or line delimiter is the delimiter char, then there is no 'last item as empty'

You could do a simple modification
   put the last item of (myItemList & the itemDel) into theLogicalLastItem

 Jim Ault
Las Vegas

--- On Sun, 8/21/11, Pete <pete at> wrote:

From: Pete <pete at>
Subject: Accessing the last item in a line
To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at>
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 2:50 PM

It seems that if the last item in a string is empty, then trying to access
it by using "item -1" returns the penultimate item, not the last one.  For
example, given the string "a,b,"  item -1 of that string comes back as "b".
 This is on LC 4.6.2, OS X 10.6.8.  Is this expected behavior?

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