• Just a comment on the subject of name parsing.  The last word in the string is not necessarily the surname.  For example, the surname "Saint Raymond" is 2 words.  Also, the first word is not necessarily the entire first name.  My friends "first name" is "Mary Dee".  As someone who constantly gets sorted into the wrong column based on my 2 word last name, I am sensitive to this problem.  This is an issue of data collection and business rules, not a programming issue, but I wanted you to be aware of it.


    To speak algebraically, Mr. M. is execrable, but Mr. C. is
    Edgar Allan Poe
    [Discussing fellow writers Cornelius Mathews and William Ellery Channing.]