Number of items

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Oct 25 12:43:00 EDT 2021

Delimiters signify the end of a unit, like a period at the end of a 
sentence. The delimiter basically "belongs" to the string preceeding it.

There was a long discussion here quite a while ago about this and Mark 
Waddingham posted some interesting and difficult issues that would arise if 
the rule were changed. If I can find that discussion I'll post a link.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On October 25, 2021 10:24:54 AM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Why is it a feature? (I'm sorry, I am sure it has been explained before
> in these lists)
> I searched the Quality Center and could find no open bug entry for this.
> As LC 9.6.3 still gives and item count of ",1" as 2 and an item count of
> "1," as 1 that this is indeed the expected behavior?!?
> I would have personally expected them both to be 2, but perhaps these is
> a reason trailing empty items are not counted?

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