On 5 Jul 02 13:19:48 GMT, J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM (Jim Groeneveld)
>On the other hand, I've been thinking (too fast lastly), you assign explicit
>character values of lengths 0 and 1 as the first statement involving the
>character variables. In those cases, the lengths of the variables become
>equal to the lengths of the initially assigned explicit values, with a
>minimum of 1, irrespective of later assignments. With both lengths of 1 and
>comparing only the first character, the variables have equal contents (a
All a bit of a red-herring, however. Regardless of assigned lengths,
any blank string will always equate to any other blank string.
Blank is blank is blank.
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