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Re: [ddlm-group] Removing comma from non-delimited strings

I agree -- Herbert

At 4:49 PM +1000 4/28/11, James Hester wrote:
>Dear DDLm group,
>As foreshadowed in the comma-as-list-delimiter discussion, I would
>like to suggest adding comma to the list of disallowed characters in
>non-delimited text strings, for the following reasons:
>(1) This will improve human readability inside lists if the data value
>contains commas, for example:
>_my_numbers = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
>is a single-element list although it will appear to be a 7 element
>list to all but a CIF2 expert.
>(2) Robust CIF2 programs can interpret commas as list delimiters
>without danger of misinterpretation.
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