Jay wrote: (Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:26:39 -0500) > I suspect you've encountered the opt-spc > mail bug. When you copy code from an email > in Mac Mail, multiple spaces get converted > to option- spaces, which choke the FB > compiler. I have just checked in my list archives for the option-space character (CA in hexadecimal). There were just 4 months that contained that octet, namely: FBD_2008-01 FBD_2000-11 FBD_2008-01 FBD_2008-02 Are there are other problems that should (like CA) be eliminated ? If not, I will repost these 4 months with the modification Jay suggests. Incidentally FB still has some way to go to be essentially immune to routine email robot tinkering. For example longish lines are still getting broken in ways that are hard to fix. Also, the use in FB of an octet > 127 as a line continuation character seems unwise to me ; the gnome suggested that [+] (or some ASCII sequence) be implemented as an alternative, but that has not yet come about. C is immune to line breaks; it sure would be nice if FB were to move in that direction. RP encountered (it seems) an unfamiliar robot molestation of "\" (which should be 2 ASCII backslashes, here in double quotes). Any ideas for emailing "\" to the list unscathed? Shifting to graphics mode is not ideal ;) Comments please. Laurent S.