I'm taking 2 four digit numbers from a text file and i need
to subtract one from the other. I've hit a problem if the number
being subtracted from the other begins with a zero then the result
is sometimes is really wrong. So i'm kind of thinking that i may
need to take the zero off the beginning before the calculation is
made. I would do this by tokenizing in c/c++ but i cant find that
kind of function in flash, is there another way? or can anyone tell
me the reason that the calculation is coming out wrong although it
is not a regular error so i'm thinking tokenizing is best.
One solution i came up with was using a case statement but is
there a way in a actionscript to check if just the first digit is a
zero as the rest of the digits dont matter, i.e in something like
SQL you can use % or * to represent a bunch of characters rather
than just one.