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DETABIFY

DETABIFY

Name


DETABIFY

Purpose


Replaces tabs in character strings with appropriate number of spaces

Explanation


The number of space characters inserted is calculated to space
out to the next effective tab stop, each of which is eight characters
apart.

Calling Sequence


Result = DETABIFY( CHAR_STR )

Input Parameters


CHAR_STR = Character string variable (or array) to remove tabs from.

Output


Result of function is CHAR_STR with tabs replaced by spaces.

Restrictions


CHAR_STR must be a character string variable.

Modification History


William Thompson, Feb. 1992.
Converted to IDL V5.0 W. Landsman September 1997



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