Sorry, meant to add the following on my previous post:

At least this is true in AE on Unidata....



Scott Howder
Assistant CIO
Cedarville University
howd...@cedarville.edu
937-766-7905


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Howder, Scott <howd...@cedarville.edu>wrote:

> IB<space><space><enter> technically does not insert a blank line.  It will
> insert a line with a space at the beginning.  You can verify this by doing
> the following:
>
> IB<space><space><enter>
> A<space>X
>
> You will notice that the "X" is indented by one space.
>
> As others have noted, to actually insert a blank line with nothing in it
> you would have to use the ` character as in:
>
> IB<space>`
>
> or
>
> I<space>`
>
> Kind of picky perhaps but in some cases the difference matters.
>
>
>
> Scott Howder
> Assistant CIO
> Cedarville University
> howd...@cedarville.edu
> 937-766-7905
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 4:48 AM, Charles Stevenson <
> stevenson.c...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> & it's been that way for, oh I dunno, going back to PI, 30+ years?
>> That's in input mode.
>>
>> Here are some related ED facts about edit-mode that I've found Pickies
>> (vs. Primates) don't seem to know:
>>
>> R<space> <enter>   replaces current line with a blank line.
>>
>> I<space>this is some text<enter>
>>    will insert a line "this is some text"but leave yoiu in edit-mode, not
>> insert-mode.
>>
>> IB will put you in input mode BEFORE the line you're on.
>>
>> IB<space>this is a some text<enter>
>>    will insert a line "this is some text"  BEFORE the current line
>>    but leave yoiu in edit-mode, not insert-mode.
>>
>> There  is a bit of an inconsistency with IB:
>> IB<space><space><enter>
>>     Inserts a blank line BEFORE current line.  I don't know why 2 spaces
>> are needed. Oh, well.
>>
>> R<enter>   repeats the previous full-line Replacement
>> C<enter>   repeats the previous Change command.
>> R this is some text<enter>
>>     replaces thw whole line.
>> R/ABC/XYZ
>>   is really  C/ABC/XYZ
>>
>> So if you pickies are used to saying
>>     R/ABC/XYZ/
>> That is really a Change command,   C/ABC/XYZ.
>> So subsequent C<enter> will repeat your R/ABC/XYZ/
>>
>>
>> Finally, there is the actually helpful HELP<enter> command. (Check out
>> HELP SEQ<enter>.)
>>
>> AE aficionados may quibble over the ED  motto,  "The very finest of 1970s
>> technology!"
>>
>> cds
>>
>>
>> On 2/6/2014 4:24 AM, Clif Oliver wrote:
>>
>>> The UniVerse ED verb in input mode accepts a *single* space as a null
>>> line indicator.
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Clif
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 5, 2014, at 6:15 PM, Daniel McGrath <dmcgr...@rocketsoftware.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  A tip my original mentor taught me on the first day was that in ED/AE,
>>>> the back tick (`) gets treated as an empty line so you can keep going in
>>>> insert mode and not need to worry about it.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Dan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org [mailto:u2-users-bounces@
>>>> listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Martin Scholl
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 5:07 PM
>>>> To: 'U2 Users List'
>>>> Subject: Re: [U2] UniVerse Dictionary question
>>>>
>>>> The dots were just there to keep the numbered list going, The same I
>>>> use dots in the Editor to enter blank lines. Later I go to the top and do
>>>> R/.//50 to remove the dot.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
>>>> [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Wjhonson
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 3:04 PM
>>>> To: u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [U2] UniVerse Dictionary question
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> What are the periods in 3 and 4 for?
>>>> Did you try removing those?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Woodward, Bob <bob_woodw...@k2sports.com>
>>>> To: U2 Users List <u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org>
>>>> Sent: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 11:49 am
>>>> Subject: Re: [U2] UniVerse Dictionary question
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Just to make sure, you're wanting FIELD 178 and the first value of that
>>>> field.  Correct?  Because you have a length of 1, left justified I want to
>>>> make sure you're not looking for the first character of the 178th field.
>>>> Maybe if you showed what you're wanting and what you're getting,
>>>> instead, then we'd be sure to give you an answer that makes sense.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
>>>> [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Bill Haskett
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:45 AM
>>>> To: U2 Users List
>>>> Subject: Re: [U2] UniVerse Dictionary queston
>>>>
>>>> Martin:
>>>>
>>>> This is the only way to do accomplish the defined task in UniData.
>>>> Maybe "@RECORD<178,1>" is the preferred method in UV.
>>>>
>>>> Bill
>>>> Untitled Page
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> ------------
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> *From:* msch...@martinscholl.com
>>>> *To:* U2 Users List <u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org>
>>>> *Date:* 2/4/2014 11:33 AM
>>>> *Subject:* [U2] UniVerse Dictionary queston
>>>>
>>>>> UniVerse.
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to create a dictionary item that extract value <178,1>
>>>>>
>>>>> I thought
>>>>>
>>>>> 1.       I
>>>>> 2.       EXTRACT(@RECORD,178,1,0)
>>>>> 3.       .
>>>>> 4.       .
>>>>> 5.       1L
>>>>> 6.       S
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Would do but it does not give me the desired result. Any suggestions?
>>>>>
>>>>>
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