Hi there,

excuse my ignorance, but could someone provide me w/ some
hints as to the origin of this thread? I must've missed it 
(just returned from vacation). Since I haven't seen prior
messages in this/related thread(s), I might be off base here. 
Sorry if this is the case.

Now, some time ago (>1.5y) when I began exploring PHP and 
stumbled upon something unintuitive (had to do w/ strings 
being similar to arrays but not completely equivalent...)
Andi told me strings would be eventually made more different
from arrays.

Now, I might be the only one, but I actually like the idea of
equivalence of strings and arrays. For example, I'd like to 
be able to foreach() a string just like it was an array (last
time I checked the behavior was st. like 'string' being used
as if it was array('string') - I'd prefer array('s','t','r',

As for the Andre's suggestions, I like Python's ranges in both 
lists and strings (they use colon instead of two dots). I 
some details of it unintuitive, but don't remember what it was 
exactly as it's been some time since I touched Python though.
I can look it up if anyone's interested.

Oh, where can I subscribe to [EMAIL PROTECTED]? Seems like
that's where the fun is. :)

At 18:38 7/10/2001, Andi Gutmans wrote the following:
>At 06:00 PM 7/10/2001 +0200, André Langhorst wrote:
>>As it were Andi's last words, is it the finial decison now just to implement $foo{x} 
>to retrieve a single char?
>>I'm asking this again, because it will be irreversible because it is not compatible 
>with substr($foo,x) == $foo{x}!!!
>>And as I still do not agree that substr($foo,4,6) should be better than
>>$foo{4,6} I now have another (taken and modified from Zeev or Andi) offer, which *is 
>>What about the range proposals? $foo{4..6} where $foo{6..} would mean to the end, no 
>negative numbers, nothing else but at least that would simplify string processing a 
>bit (although I am still in favor for the substr() solution).
>>I think even Zeev would agree that this is intuitive ;)
>>So far we have:
>>$foo{x}         get char at pos x
>>$foo{x..} get chars from pos x to the end
>>$foo{x..y} get chars from pos x to y
>This option looks nice but I don't like the extensions mentioned below. I still think 
>that people who need more complicated stuff can use substr(). But I know many don't 
>agree with me so I prefer to wait a while with the discussion until we start 
>advancing a bit in the Engine 2 implementation and then we will also have more of a 
>technical basis to judge not only what is nice but also what is technically feasible.
>The only thing I think is pretty sure is that $foo{x} will work :)
>>Now what if we do not know the position of the last character?
>>$foo{x..-5} get chars from pos x to the minus 5
>>I tried to interprete this differently but I failed, isn't this called intuitive?
>>As an alternative we even modify it to
>>$foo{x..|} and $foo{x..|-4}
>>if anyone feels better with it...
>>Comments welcome,
>>ps. I do not remember the engine2 email address, if anyone could forward it...
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