[fpc-pascal]opening files from a text list

Florian Klaempfl Florian.Klaempfl at gmx.de
Sat Nov 29 11:07:57 CET 2003

>>here is just another approach.
>    I'll have a look at that as well. Why doesn't the compiler have the
> ability to read a word? All of this extra code needed because I have to
> read words one character at a time! It would be the single most useful
> addition. I don't understand why compilers have no problems reading
> multi-digit numbers in one hit, but can't do the same with words.

I guess for several reasons:
- it would require char set handling, only a minority uses only a-z as 
possible chars in words
- language dependend problems: e.g. is "it's" in english one or two words?
- hyphens
- ...

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