[Oberon] Replace with null-string ?!
easlab at absamail.co.za
Tue Dec 2 20:06:23 MET 2008
This is very trivial and very annoying.
And I refuse to examine the source code to get an answer,
because the design consideration is so fundamental.
Dispite the fact that plain-text email worked well for decades,
the marketers have convinced users to use stuff like:--------
n, resulting in a world-class=0D=0Acellular phone industry in Egypt.=
Indeed, when the U.S. put=0D=0AIraq's cellular phone contract up for i=
nternational bid in=0D=0A2003-04, the winning company was an Egyptian tel=
For me to more this text to a 'de-mimer' is absurd, since only
2 translations are required:-
'=0D=0A' => <oberon's newline>
'='<oberon's newline> => <emptyString>
>From usage of ET.* & Desktops.OpenDoc ^ one sees that for the
search-replace cycle the <replaceString> is kept as a global
between applications of *.Replace command.
It seems that search & delete ie. replace with <emptyString>
is not possible ?!
Why isn't it designed so that the 'setSearchString' operation,
automatically sets the <replaceSting> to empty ?
== Chris Glur.
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