Tuesday, December 30, 2014

String Replacement Methods: Overview

Here are String replacement methods that I have used in code from one-liners up to programs producing hundreds of thousands of text and html files. In general, use the simplest method or one that you understand clearly. Use StringForm to output messages from your functions and programs. For longer functions or programs, StringTemplate is the new best practice.

There is a function I don't discuss, StringInsert, which inserts a substring at a given StringPosition in a control String. I don't advocate its use since it's very brittle in that if you add or delete even one character before the StringPosition then the insertion point will be wrong.


Literal Replacement, Markers, and Delimiters

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