Documentation about strings [SOLVED]

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Trinity
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Documentation about strings [SOLVED]

Postby Trinity » Sep 20, 2017 13:24

I found what to me looks like a discrepancy in the documentation for the use of strings.

At this page : FBWiki : KeyPgString : https://www.freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.ph ... eyPgString
it says at end of desription :
String variable names need not end in a dollar sign $ as in other dialects of BASIC. In lang fb variable suffixes, including the dollar sign, are disallowed entirely

At this page : FBWiki : KeyPgStringFunction : https://www.freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.ph ... ngFunction
it says about Dialect Differences :
The string type suffix "$" is optional in the -lang fblite and -lang fb dialects

So one place it says $ is optional (which means I may use if I like but do not have to) and the other place says $ is disallowed entirely = forbidden.
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Re: Documentation about strings

Postby fxm » Sep 20, 2017 16:40

Yes, this is one of the last fixes of dkl in the rev 1.06.0:
[fixed] (rev 1.06.0)
- #832: Fix bug allowing QB style suffixes on all keywords, regardless of -lang

But the corresponding bug report (#832) is not still closed!
I think that many function-keywords are concerned (String(), Left(), Right(), Mid(), .....).
The documentation should to be updated accordingly (when I would have made the list of all impacted keywords).
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Re: Documentation about strings

Postby Trinity » Sep 20, 2017 16:43

OK , thank you very much :-)
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Re: Documentation about strings

Postby fxm » Sep 20, 2017 19:31

Done: documentation updated for String, Space, Chr, Hex, Oct, Str, Mkd, Mki, Mkl, Mks, Left, Mid, Right, Lcase, Ucase, Ltrim, Rtrim, Trim, Command, Inkey.
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Re: Documentation about strings

Postby Trinity » Sep 20, 2017 21:02

fxm wrote:Done: documentation updated for String, Space, Chr, Hex, Oct, Str, Mkd, Mki, Mkl, Mks, Left, Mid, Right, Lcase, Ucase, Ltrim, Rtrim, Trim, Command, Inkey.


Thank you very much for all your effort :-)
A question though : will yours and other peoples updates and corrections to the on-line Wiki be compiled regularly into off-line help files for download ?
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Re: Documentation about strings

Postby fxm » Sep 20, 2017 21:45

Yes, a current fbc version (32-bit and 64-bit) compiled daily (with also the manual) is available at http://users.freebasic-portal.de/stw/builds/
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Re: Documentation about strings

Postby Trinity » Sep 20, 2017 22:09

fxm wrote:Yes, a current fbc version (32-bit and 64-bit) compiled daily (with also the manual) is available at http://users.freebasic-portal.de/stw/builds/


Wow ! , that is just so great ! , thank you to whoever is doing all the work :-)
And thank you for your answer :-)

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