[tz] Pulling the data apart ...

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Mon Sep 16 17:40:14 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013, at 12:55, Lester Caine wrote:
> Tobias Conradi wrote:
> > It does not. There could also be separation by less than one white
> > space character.
> >
> > Only, one could not find it by looking for white space characters.
> There is no reason that a format could not be fixed length fields simply
> padded 
> with spaces as required. If an entry uses all the space then no
> separation. 
> Pulling in data originally formated on 80 column punched often did that
> simply 
> to get the most data on the card. That is where my 'header code' comes
> from, the 
> first 2 characters identify the record type, and the next character is
> the first 
> field of data so no white space :)

People don't use the term "separated" for that.

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