[FM Discuss] definition of string
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Thu Apr 16 10:41:11 PDT 2009
adam hyde writes:
> is it ok to say this :
> "a string is a collection of characters like 'almond' or 'eiessj44ik' or
> 'almond34' etc"
Better "a sequence of characters", since order matters. This
distinguishes a string from something like a regex character class,
where order doesn't matter. For example, [rat], [tar], and [art]
would be the same character class, but "rat", "tar", and "art"
are three different strings.
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