Number of items

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Oct 25 17:03:27 EDT 2021

Found it:

Turns out what I was looking for was in the forums, not this list.

On 10/25/21 11:43 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> 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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