Determine last character of a variable

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Wed Aug 26 13:53:29 EDT 2009


In my book, Rev's "chunking" capabilities are the 8th wonder of the 
modern world! Their usefulness defies description.

Phil Davis


stephen barncard wrote:
> Also good for whitespace removal in some cases...
>
> put word 1 to -1 of whatever into tOutput
>
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> Stephen Barncard
> San Francisco
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>
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> 2009/8/26 Warren Kuhl <warrenkuhl at gmail.com>:
>   
>> Phil/Stephen,
>>
>> Thanks for your help!  I never understood what the -1 meant when dealing
>> with characters.
>>
>> Appreciate your quick responses!
>> Warren
>>
>>
>> On 8/26/09, Phil Davis <revdev at pdslabs.net> wrote:
>>     
>>> Try "char 1 to -1 of tdata".
>>>
>>> char -1 is the last char
>>> char -2 is the next-to-last char
>>> and so on.
>>>
>>> Phil Davis
>>>
>>>
>>> Warren Kuhl wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> This is probably a very stupid question..
>>>>
>>>> I am trying to extract a substring from a variable and am unsure how to
>>>> determine the last character...
>>>>
>>>> I tried...
>>>> put char 1 to last character of tdata into tsubstring
>>>> ...but this fails.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for any help!
>>>> Warren
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