>
> I guess my main comments would be:
>
> 1. It crashes if the user enters an end of file

Do you mean if they hit ctrl-d? Or when they type END. When I run the
script,
it does not crash if I type END. If you are talking about ctrl-d... how
would I catch that?

> 2. It should probably be chop, not chop!

Why? In the examples of the first article I wrote, the use of chop would not
work. I had to use chop!.

> I have to say that I'm impressed that you are putting your code up for
> scrutiny like this. Thank you.

Your welcome. I would rather get it right, then not.

>
>
> Dave