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st: RE: RE: RE: accuracy and preserving uniqueness of id
> But I do recommend padding the IDs with leading zeros if
> any of the IDs
> happen to have leading blanks. Some programs and functions
> attempt to be
> "smart" in the presence of leading blanks and will left
> justify the operand.
The "But" here should be an "And". If leading
blanks really should be interpreted as leading zeros,
then this is much easier with string variables.
Hence this is another argument for ids as strings,
and not a caveat.
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