problem with counting words

Terence Heaford t.heaford at
Mon Oct 13 10:32:02 EDT 2014

set the wordDelim to space
set the wordDelim to “*”

set the wordDelim to “any single character you want”

Should be easy for the LiveCode programmers to deliver such a command.

also put the wordDelim into myVar

Initally set to space, resets to space at the end of a handler.

All the best


On 13 Oct 2014, at 15:23, Ralph DiMola <rdimola at> wrote:

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> <wordDelimiter would be an interesting addition, but would have its own
> complexities. You need to keep in mind that words are delimited by
> <whitespace: spaces, tabs, carriage returns, etc., but also by <some>
>> punctuation: commas, periods, semicolons, etc.
>> I also find that text within quotes being a single word is congruent with
> defining arguments for comandline syntax.
>> --
>> -Mark Wieder
>> ahsoftware at
> Also don't forget the non-breaking space Decimal 160.
> Ralph DiMola
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