[Biococoa-dev] first non-whitespace character

Alexander Griekspoor mek at mekentosj.com
Wed Dec 1 13:56:10 EST 2004

>> [NSCharacterSet alphanumericCharacterSet] as the set
> It took some trial and error, but eventually I came up with 
> [[NSCharacterSet whitespaceCharacterSet] invertedSet].
I thought of that one as well, but I didn't know if the other one was 
more cheaper and sufficient already...

> So in fact everything that's not whitespace. Another solution of 
> course could be to use the union of all BCSymbolSets. However, not all 
> have been filled in so far, so right now I cannot use that.

That depends of course if you're working with strings you need the 
NSCharacterSets, if you are working with BCSymbols, the idea would be 
to use a BCSymbolSet instead of going the string-way again. Anyway, 
during file import it's the first I believe from your example...

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