WordSeparators

WordSeparators
is an option for Read, Find, and related functions that specifies the list of strings to be taken as delimiters for words.

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  • The default setting is WordSeparators->{" ","t"}.
  • Strings used as word separators may contain several characters.
  • With the option setting NullWords->False, any number of word separators may appear between any two successive words.
  • WordSeparators->{{lsep1,},{rsep1,}} specifies different left and right separators for words. Words must have a left separator at the beginning, a right separator at the end, and cannot contain any separators.
  • Strings given as record separators are automatically taken as word separators.

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Read the text in a file as a sequence of words:

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Use WordSeparators:

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Introduced in 1991
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