Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Substring
Author Daniel Rail
Hello Ann,

Friday, October 15, 2004, 11:20:05 AM, you wrote:

> At 07:57 AM 10/15/2004, Daniel Rail wrote:

>> > One wonders why they don't allow negative lengths...
>>Because in the standard docs, it's mentioned that the end position has
>>to be after the start position.

> Right, my question was why the standards body decided that
> negative lengths were bad but negative starting points were
> fine.

Actually, I'm as much confused as you are. Because, it just doesn't
make sense.

> The could have said that the starting position had
> to be at or after the start of the string.

Which makes total sense to me too.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior Software Developer
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