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Re: [pre-lexer-2 1/4] command: Factor command name matching out of comma
Re: [pre-lexer-2 1/4] command: Factor command name matching out of command.c.
Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:19:00 +0000
On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 04:27:27PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
> I've no doubt this patch is an improvement.
> However, I'm worried about how this is going to work with non-ascii
> For example some recent syntax files that I've seen have UTF-8 "hard"
> (0xc2 0x0a) instead of the normal ' '.
Does SPSS actually treat a "hard space" as white space? Looking
at the C, Java, and XML standards, none of them appear to treat
hard spaces as white space; it appears to be rejected as invalid.
I can only really answer that with a question: "What do you mean by `treat as
Based upon syntax file examples that I have found on the web, it certainly
appears to be true that a hard space is interpreted as a keyword seperator in
However other questions remain. For example some comands (eg: AUTORECODE
alter their behaviour when "blank" string values are encountered. I don't
know exactly what it means for a string value to be "blank". If anyone
can do some experiments with spss and report the results it would be
very much appreciated.
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