[racket] Are There More String Functions?

From: Erik Silkensen (eriksilkensen at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Apr 12 01:35:11 EDT 2012

As far as I know it should be fine to just use a mix of the built-in and srfi/13 functions.

-- Erik

On Apr 11, 2012, at 11:25 PM, Cristian Esquivias wrote:

> Hi Erik,
> Thanks for the library. Should I be calling (require srfi/13) or
> import only the functions I want? That is, can I use a mix of the
> built-in Racket string functions and srfi/13 functions, or will I have
> to migrate completely to the srfi/13 functions?
> - Cristian
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Erik Silkensen
> <eriksilkensen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Cristian,
>> Check out SRFI 13: http://docs.racket-lang.org/srfi-std/srfi-13.html
>> You can load it in Racket with (require srfi/13)
>> -- Erik
>> On Apr 11, 2012, at 10:57 PM, Cristian Esquivias wrote:
>>> I just started getting my hands dirty with Racket on some utility
>>> scripts. Overall, it's been a great experience. My scripts are
>>> shorter, clearer and faster than the initial Python scripts I wrote
>>> (but that could be because they're my second time around).
>>> I did run into one constant obstacle while using Racket: the dearth of
>>> convenience string functions. There are plenty of functions for
>>> strings, but several functions that are present on other platforms
>>> (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java, etc.) don't seem to be part of the Racket
>>> standard library.
>>> Some of the functions I couldn't find but would've been useful were
>>> things like (in Racket-type naming):
>>> string-starts-with?
>>> string-ends-with?
>>> string-index-of
>>> string-replace
>>> string-trim
>>> I did a little google searching and most advice said to use the regex
>>> library (which I did), but the code isn't as clear had I used
>>> functions like the ones above.
>>> Do these functions exist anywhere? Is there a great PLaneT package
>>> that supplies these functions?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Cristian
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