Option to start column at 0

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Option to start column at 0

Post by jwoodard80 »

Hello, I have just found your software and I very much like it. However, part of my work is to manually parse fixed column documents. This requires the count start at 0 so I find myself having to subtract 1 from every column location. This might not sound like a big deal but when you get off track halfway through a document it is very frustrating.

What I'm hoping is that an option can be added to start the column count at 0. This option would greatly reduce the time it takes me to parse a file as I don't have to recalculate.

I realize not many people will use this but it would very much help me.

Thank you for your time and consideration

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Re: Option to start column at 0

Post by Rickard Johansson »

Could you give me an example of what you are doing and what it is you need?

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Re: Option to start column at 0

Post by rjbill »

It sounds like a "simple", either show the actual column #, or that number MINUS ONE, as an option.
Then you could have everything else more or less work the way it is.
Although, when specifying a column #, you would then have to ADD ONE to it for "internal usage".
I could see where that could be helpful in some circumstances.
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