"Dmitry A. Kazakov" <mail...@dmitry-kazakov.de> wrote in message
> On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:20:31 GMT, bartc wrote:Heh! You just reminded me of BASIC. BASIC had/has three substring
> Once I designed a language close to what James proposes with regard to the
> In particular it has the operations "." and ":", which are used to extract
> "abcdef".3:2 = "cd"
> it works as follows:
> ("abcdef".3) = "cdef"
operators, i.e., LEFT$, RIGHT$, MID$, and one operator for string
concatenation, +. Even after years of C programming with the immensely
useful and powerful C string functions, I'm always amazed by how much those
four operations could do in BASIC. Unfortunately, C needs a function to do
string concatenation, i.e., strcat()...
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