On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 03:48:58 +0900, Mystifier
<mystifier / users.berlios.de> wrote:
> No, I am not trying to create another java, but as Users, how many
> times have you mutated your strings?

All the time.

I'm working on Text::Format again to get it cleaned up for a 1.0
release, and it does:

  line << " " if sentence_end and extra_space
  line << " #{next_word}"

There's your mutable strings. They are a necessary component of most
languages that do a lot of string manipulations. (Most of my
projects end up doing quite a bit of string manipulation; Ruwiki
uses a lot of gsub! calls, no less.)

-austin
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