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Re: getting rid of costly special features

by flexvault (Parson)
on Feb 17, 2013 at 15:46 UTC ( #1019154=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to getting rid of costly special features

Thank you LanX,

++ for your question/comment. I can use this 'feature' now.

I have an application that because of losing leading zeros in strings in Perl, always starts with a '1' followed by the maximum number of zeros for the field number. I have always used "1_000" for small field numbers and "10_000" for 'large' field numbers. Using this 'feature', I can use "A000", or "A0000" to start and if I underestimated the requirement, it will just increment past the theoretical end of "A9..9", giving 25 times more then the 'maximum' original guess.

I also agree that 'strinc' would make sense, but why not add 'strinc' for new requirements, and leave the current implementation intact. Either way, I like the capability :-)

Thanks...Ed

"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin


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