[fpc-pascal]opening files from a text list

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Nov 29 13:32:41 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

That means you define what makes up a word. You could also simply define
what _separates_ a word ;-)

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