I couldn't understand the reason of it. I always use String class like other developers, but when I modify the value of it, new instance of String created. What might be the reason of immutability ...
So it's obvious that a string of things is a sequence of things, and so a sequence of characters/bytes/etc. might as well be called a string. But who first called them strings? And when? And in what ...
How can I match two strings, but at the same time allow for X number of characters to be incorrect in the match. The number of errors should be a controllable variable. While X number of characters ...
I recall back from my days of programming in C that when two strings are joined, the OS must allocate memory for the joined string, then the program can copy all the string text over to the new area ...
This is a direct follower to this question. An answer given to that questions says (my understanding), that nowadays using string-based enums instead of integers isn't a much problem, because hosting ...
Ever since my very first programming class in high school, I've been hearing that string operations are slower — i.e. more costly — than the mythical "average operation." Why makes them so ...
I've been browsing SQL dumps of some famous CMSes, including Drupal 7, Wordpress (some quite very old version), and some custom application based on Python. All of these dumps contained data with ...
Ruby normally makes things easy. However, it doesn't allow implicitely converting a number to a string: 2.0.0p247 :010 > "a"+1 TypeError: no implicit conversion of Fixnum into String Why is this ...
This question confirmed, what I was already aware of -- instead of directly storing strings in table, I should rather use integers or enums and join them with lookup table, to get, as a result, string,...