How to extract characters from the middle of a string?
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Jul 8 10:12:46 CDT 2004
David Vaughan wrote:
> On 08/07/2004, at 8:47, "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
>>> If I have a string containing 25 characters, how do I extract the
>>> eight characters starting at position 5 in the string?
>>> [In BASIC this would be left$(5,8) or some such.]
>>> This should be a simple thing to do but I can't figure it out and
>>> can't figure out which dictionary item applies.
>> get char 5 to 12 of myString
> Nice to see that the fourth answer to the question finally got the
> arithmetic part of the syntax right ;-)
It's a common human weakness to read problem statements like that and
focus on the numbers more than the wording. For that reason I would
have included the word "inclusive" to draw attention to the wording,
minimizing the potential for misreading.
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