On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Jeremy Nicoll - ml sourceforge <jn.ml.sfrg.25@letterboxes.org> wrote:
Mark Miesfeld <miesfeld@gmail.com> wrote:

>  do i = 1 to rs.0
>    say rs.i.id~left(6) || rs.i.type_id~left(8)  || rs.i.name~left(25)
>  end

But this will still fail if someone sets the variable named 'id' or 'name'
or 'type_id' to anything different from what it was at the start of the

Presumably, if you're writing the program you won't use variables with the same name as a column name.  I just would never use stems in this situation.
It is certainly possible to add some extra characters to the column name.  The "!" character was used a lot in earlier ooRexx.  These are the kind of changes I would hope to do now before things go much farther.

Mark Miesfeld