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[REBOL] Re: BASIC-like string functions

From: greggirwin:starband at: 28-Aug-2001 10:24

Hi Joel,
If you really want to "equate to BASIC's" string functions, then you will want to copy, as that's the real behavior of BASIC. If you use the non-copying version of Right, and subsequently modify the resulting string value, you'll find that you've also changed the original, due to sharing of the underlying sequence of characters.
Right, thanks for confirming that for me. Even though I can see where the non-copy version might be nice from an efficiency standpoint, I think it's better to be safe and have them all conform to the same behavior. Thanks, --Gregg