[REBOL] Re: Best way to remove the last character from a string?
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 14-Dec-2004 10:40
Peter et al,
P> I've worked out two ways to chop-off the last character of a string.
P> Can anyone suggest a less verbose, clearer and quicker way for me?
This is a great topic for general discussion of a CHOP mezzanine!
I'm sure a lot of us have them, and different ones for different uses.
If we can come up with a good one, then we can propose it to RT for
inclusion in REBOL. The trick is that it must be a good, flexible
Chop n items from head, tail, or both (default: tail)?
Chop at an arbitrary position in the series, or just use
AT when you make the call?
n can be a number other than one, but default behavior
is to chop one item?
Should the series be copied, or altered in place?
Return the item(s) removed, or should that be a different
function (PULL, CUT)?