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I am obviously missing something in this thread. Xlate is going to touch
every byte of the input string and replace the characters, ScanRpl is going
to touch every byte of the modified input string and replace x'39' with a
blank. The proposed approach uses one touching of each byte vs two.
Admittedly a coded loop rather than a built-in implementing a loop, but it
doesn't strike me as "being right" (though perhaps easier to code), but
then I'm an old guy who's, as I said, probably missing something here.

On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 4:55 PM Kevin Bucknum <Kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I think what has been proposed before was to use %xlate to change
everything to one particular bad character, and then %scanrpl to swap them
all out.

So build a string with hex 00-39 and %xlate to for example x'39' Then
%scanrpl x'39' to a space.

On Thu, 2021-11-18 at 21:49 +0000, Francois Lavoie wrote:
Well, so that’s only one fast scan& replace instead of a slow do 1-char at
a time loop

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But the user doesn't know what bytes below x'40' are present, just that
x'12' is currently being encountered.

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