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vrf formatting alpha numeric output

Question asked by bwalden on May 17, 2000
Shawn,

Its all a matter of data types.  Vee does not seem to have a consistent
method for designating when a group of characters should be treated
literally and when it should be converted to something else (i.e. a non
printable character such as Tab).  Many languages use the backslash for
this as you have pointed out.  I have had problems similar to yours when
trying to determine what ASCII characters are contained in an incoming
string.

I have attached another version of the "Colums.vee" program provided by
others.  It has a few more ideas for you to consider.

Barrie
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