item delimiter defaults
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Thu Nov 21 19:28:56 CET 2013
Hail the comma,
I use the comma almost all the time, for simple short lists. That's
extremely useful while executing code in the message box. If I have a
larger amount of data to deal with, usually I also need a little more
code and one additional line of code to set the delimiter doesn't matter
Btw very often I use ASCII 14 as a text delimiter to make sure that the
items in the list don't contain the delimiter. Probably, we all have our
preferences and we can't make everybody happy.
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On 11/21/2013 07:55, Vokey, John wrote:
> I know it is not just me (as all of my colleagues complain about it as well): having the default item delimiter be a comma is annoying, as most of us use the tab delimiter. Most of the functions I write have an additional parameter (the item delimiter used in the passed data) to accommodate, but it would MUCH simpler if we could just set the *default* item delimiter. And, as I think about it, why not the same for all delimiters? So, how about an engine command such as: set the default itemdelimiter to <x> that sets the itemdelimiter to whatever x contains until the stack is closed or another set the default itemdelimiter to <x> is encountered?
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