[PD] string padding

Bryan Jurish moocow at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Sun Dec 16 21:52:49 CET 2007

moin Andy,

This is quite easy using [string2any] and [any2string] together with
pd's [list] operations.  see attached example patch.  I'm sure the same
basic idea can be used to pad [str] strings as well...


On 2007-12-16 20:54:20, "Andy Graybeal" <andy.graybeal at casanueva.com>
appears to have written:
> greetings
> i'd like to pad a string... say for instance i want to pad the string
> "andy" and "ian" to be able to have a total of 10 characters, and the
> padding character will be an underscore.  so the end result would add 6
> underscores to the string "andy" and seven underscores to the string
> "ian":
> "andy______"
> "ian_______"
> i poked around through extended and did a search on the list archives for
> "character pad" and "string pad", nothing came up in the archives, and the
> only things i found in extended are mrpeach's [str] help examples, and
> moocow's [string2any], [any2string] help examples.  it looks like
> mrpeach's stuff is the closest to what i want, but i don't think it's what
> i want.  after tofofmtl introduced me to pdmtl, i expected there would be
> some string handling in to coincide with the list stuff they have too, but
> nothing there.
> thanks,
> andy

Bryan Jurish                           "There is *always* one more bug."
jurish at ling.uni-potsdam.de      -Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology
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