Should size be extended to variables?

Mark Talluto mark at canelasoftware.com
Sat Aug 20 13:01:32 EDT 2016


Yes. Arrays.

Mark

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> Currently the length function returns the number of characters in the data
> passed to it, but there may be times when what we want to know is the
> actual size of the data in bytes, which may vary from the number of
> characters.
>
> The size function seems a good fit for this, since it's all about bytes.
>
> Should I submit an enhancement request to extend the size function to work
> with variables as it does for objects?
>
> Any other options I should consider before submitting a request for some
> means of determining data length in bytes?
>
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Mark Talluto



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