What's with the spaces?

Paul Foraker paul at whitefeather.com
Tue Jun 25 22:02:24 CEST 2013

A couple of days ago, I noticed that when I copied a cell from Excel and
pasted it into a field in LiveCode (4.6 and 6.0.2), the data got padded
with spaces. Not having time to debug it, I passed the data through a
trim() function. Today, a script I use to parse text copied from an email
into a database stack, broke. Looking in the Variables panel, I see all the
variables are padded with spaces. The first thing I do in that script is
put the Clipboard into a variable and convert it to an array. The keys of
the array are fine. The elements are padded with 12 spaces before, none

Going back to the Excel spreadsheet... when I copy a cell and paste it into
BBEdit, no spaces. When I paste it into a LiveCode field, it gets padded
(12 spaces before and after).

My normal state of low grade bewilderment and befuddlement is seriously

Anyone have an idea of what's happening?

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