The above is actually 7 lines if you get every line as close to 80 chars as possible.
True, but you gain characters by doing that. The reason for where the newlines are is to cut spaces from the final tally. You'll notice every newline is after a select, close, sub, or for. That's not coincedence. :-)
Thanks for the tip on close().
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