What's with the spaces?

Paul Foraker paul at whitefeather.com
Tue Jun 25 16:12:32 EDT 2013


Correction, they're not spaces, but are non-breaking spaces (#160) coming
from the email (Gmail account open in Chrome). They are spaces (#32) coming
from Excel.

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Paul Foraker <paul at whitefeather.com> wrote:

> 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
> after.
>
> 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
> tweaked.
>
> Anyone have an idea of what's happening?
>
>


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