lex at cc.gatech.edu
Thu Dec 11 22:54:34 UTC 2003
Michael Roberts <mike at mjr104.co.uk> wrote:
> I was wondering if it would be useful for String>>withBlanksTrimmed (and friends) to consider the null character as a blank as well. This method could then strip strings with nulls at the end.
> The null character is not considered because it is not a separator in Character>>isSeparator
Seems odd -- can you describe a situation where a *text* string in
Squeak would end up with a null character? I am imagining you have
bumped into one since you are asking!
Overall, my inclination would be to leave withBlanksTrimmed alone, but
perhaps to add a new method that does what you want. Nulls don't seem
like blanks; they don't even seem like valid characters at all. But
it's hard to say; it's hard to think about a character that shouldn't
even be there to begin with.
By the way, realize that you can do things like translate null's into
spaces, if you want. See String>>translateWith: .
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