[Gambas-user] Using strings like objects

Benoît Minisini g4mba5 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 09:27:13 CEST 2018


Since last commit, I allowed strings to be used like objects.

This is not syntactic sugar, as it is entirely implemented in the 

So now, if S is a string, you can do the following:

S[N] to get the N-th character of the string. Beware! Contrary to string 
subroutines, the first character position is zero. It's like using the 
string as a character array.

S[N, L] is an equivalent of Mid$(S, N + 1, L).

S.Len returns the length of the string.

S[] only deals with byte position, it can't handle UTF-8.

That new syntax is slower than calling directly Mid$() and Len(), but I 
don't think we will notice the difference.

Maybe I will add a S.Max property to returns the length minus one, but I 
don't think I will implement all the string routines as object methods.

Tell me what you think about that.

Benoît Minisini

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