Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 06:46:04 +0300
Reply-To: nina <sas@MAILINATOR.COM>
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From: nina <sas@MAILINATOR.COM>
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
Subject: how to handle lost card
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a very large input file can contain at unpredictable locations '1A'x (hex 1A)
any input that just happens to collide on a line which contains this causes
termination of the data step and lost card
what's the best way to handle this?
do a scan of the entire line buffer and clean out the offending character?
ie . something like compress(_infile_,'1A'x) ?