Comma-Delimited Files on Macs

François Chaplais francois.chaplais at
Sun Sep 18 15:41:20 EDT 2011

The itemdelimiter could be set (and got) in Hypercard.
Very best,
Le 18 sept. 2011 à 21:34, Richard Gaskin a écrit :

> Roger Eller wrote:
>> Why is LiveCode's default delimiter a comma, such as in the dateItems?
>> Is it simply because it is visible, whereas a TAB is not?
> I believe that's why it was chosen for HyperTalk, and RunRev followed suit on that.
> For the data types supported inherently in HC, it's generally okay because they don't include in-data commas (dateItems is a good example).
> But by letting scripters put their own data into such chunks it opens up a world of potential hurt, which is why SuperCard, OMO, and LiveCode support customizable delimiters (the itemDelimiter and lineDelimiter properties).  HC would probably have added those too had it lived long enough.

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