William James wrote:

>francisrammeloo / hotmail.com wrote:
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>>Thanks all,
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>>I eventually used this
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>>thePane = line.scan(/Begin\w+/)[0].sub(/Begin/, "")
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>>where line looks like this:
>>BeginCaption				0, 20, 66, ..
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>>It looks a little better but still not very elegant. Is it possible to
>>make it even still shorter?
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>line[/Begin(\w+)/]; thePane = $1
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thePane = line.sub(/Begin/, "") should work. Look, mom, nothing gets 
clobbered in place, no magic globals are used.

Just my 2 cents...

David
(as likkle a newbie as they get)