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  • by nkuitse (193) on 2004.02.17 16:10 (#28543) Homepage Journal
    +1 Insightful:
    So why can’t I input my credit card number the way it appears on the card? Why do I have to suck the extra spaces out, making it all but impossible to re-scan it for errors? We’re talking three spaces here, three bytes. We’re talking a loop to scan for those characters that can be accomplished in couple of microseconds.

    This is pet peeve #41 for me. Come on, can't anybody do $cc =~ s/\D+//g;?

    -1 Contradictory:

    First:
    If you go into a bricks and mortar store, you have at least three sources of information: [...] 4. Bonus: An 800 number printed on the box, accessible on the spot with a cell phone.

    Later:
    American Express is apparently unaware that e-commerce is done with a computer, not a phone.

    Huh?