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Re^2: Reading a text file collapsing line continuations
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Obviously, my intentions weren't as clear as they obviously could have been - my proposal was to maintain the broken line processing, merely accumulating assimilated lines into an array which ....... Oh bugger!! your point hoves quite clearly into view - just off to see if there's a cure for the write before you think malady - with which I have, self-evidently, been stricken.
A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))