C-Strings and LCB

Mark Waddingham mark at livecode.com
Thu Dec 28 08:37:51 EST 2017


In LCB a string is a string and a number is a number - there's an operator which tests whether a string 'looks like' a number and can optionally convert it.

Strings in LCB are the same as in LCS - counted and not nul terminated (so they can contain the NUL 'char' - i.e. Code 0). It does have 'bridging' string types which are nul terminated - they are there to support calling a foreign functions which use such strings.

Warmest Regards,

Mark.

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> I'm not sure why I'm asking these questions because I don't think I really understand them . . .
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> 1. Does LCB differentiate between numeric variable and string variables (those that contain text)?
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> 2. If so, are LCB string variables null-terminated?
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> Richmond.
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> I'm not sure why I'm asking these questions because I don't think I really understand them . . .
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> 1. Does LCB differentiate between numeric variable and string variables (those that contain text)?
> 
> 2. If so, are LCB string variables null-terminated?
> 
> Richmond.
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