Ray Denenberg writes: > I'm trying to track down why we changed it from length to position. > The discussion was among the Ed. Board, and as I recall there was a > good reason but I haven't tracked it down yet (in the Ed. Board > archive). If I can't find it we'll go with position. (Thoug that > does destabalize the proposal.) The zero-base issue is more > difficult, as it seems there is fairly overwhelming support for > 1-based as far as I can see. I only agreed to 1-based because someone on list list asserted that it's what most substring operations use. But if Mike Rylander would like to repeat his helpful survey of other environments' substring operations, I'd support whichever index-base is most widely used elsewhere. (And for the same reason I prefer length to end.) _/|_ ___________________________________________________________________ /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk )_v__/\ "He looks around; he sees angels in the architecture, spinning in infinity" -- Paul Simon, "Call Me Al"