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Re: metacharacters as record separators

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  • Subject: [mg26899] Re: metacharacters as record separators
  • From: "Paul Lutus" <nospam at>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 23:29:44 -0500 (EST)
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"Aaron E. Hirsh" <aehirsh at> wrote in message
news:94r7p2$ife at
> Is it possible to use metacharacters as part of record separators in
> ReadList? For example, can one separate data at each occurrence of a
> number, or at each occurrence of a character other than an uppercase
> letter?

Perhaps it would be better if, instead of asking this hypothetical question,
you showed us the record format you want to use, so issues of practicality
can be addressed directly. There is always the option of reading the file
character by character and making the appropriate conversions explicitly. Of
course, this may not be necessary.

Paul Lutus

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