Re: [eclipse-users] Howto include non-printable characters in String?

From: Kish Shen <kish.shen_at_...2...>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 17:14:18 +0000

On Tuesday 12 December 2006 15:25, Ulrich Scholz wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to create a String that includes, e.g., newlines.  Is that
> possible?  And how?
> Thank you,
> Ulrich

Yes,  newlines and other characters can be specified in a string with an escape sequence, 
starting with \. \n is for new line, e.g.

[eclipse 3]: A = "one\ntwo", write(A).
A = "one\ntwo"

An example of such a string is shown in Chapter 3 (Prolog Introduction) of the 
ECLiPSe: A Tutorial Introduction document, and a specification of the escape sequence
is given in the User Manual, Escape Sequences within Strings and Atoms, in Appendix A.

If you are actually printing the string using printf/1,2, you can use %n to specify a new line,
instead of \n (%n is a control annotation for printft that specifies a new line, not an 
escape sequence). This has the advantage of printing a new line on all architecture (\n on its
own may not be printed as a newline, e.g. on Windows).


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