jit.str.op

Apply common string operations

Description

The jit.str.op object performs common string operations on string matrices.

A word on Jitter strings: In Jitter, any 1 plane char matrix may be manipulated as a string. String matrices may have one or two dimensions. If 1-dimensional, the string is considered terminated at the first 0 (like in C). If 2-dimensional, the string may be considered a multi-line string, with the first 0 encountered on each row treated as a carriage return. The jit.textfile and jit.str.op objects will accept and output 2D matrices. jit.str.fromsymbol only outputs 1D matrices and jit.str.tosymbol only accepts 1D matrices (or the first row of a 2D matrix).

Most operations input and output a single string matrix. The strcat operation (which concatenates strings) and the strcmp operation (which compares strings) take two input matrices.

Matrix Operator

matrix inputs:2, matrix outputs:1
Name IOProc Planelink Typelink Dimlink Plane Dim Type
in2 adapt 0 0 0 1 1 char
out n/a 1 1 1 1 1 char

Information for Jitter Matrix Operator (MOP) messages and attributes to this object

Attributes

Name Type g/s Description
end int The end of the slice when in slice mode (default = 0)
multiline_in int Enables the jit.str.op object to work with 2D matrices, with each row interpreted as a CR-terminated string. If disabled, only the first row of an incoming 2D matrix is used. (default = 1)
multiline_out int Causes the jit.str.op object to convert any CR to the start of a new row in a 2D output matrix and output an 'expanded' 2D matrix. If disabled, a 'collapsed', single-row matrix is output. (default = 0)
op symbol String operation mode (default = strcat) Available modes are:
strcat = Concatenate two strings
strrev = Reverse a string
slice = Output an arbitrary substring as a zero-terminated string
strcmp = Compare two strings lexicographically, returning the difference between the two characters at the point that the strings become dissimilar, as well as the index of that point
strlen = Report the length of a string
toupper = Convert to uppercase
tolower = Convert to lowercase
thru = Properly truncate (if necessary) and terminate string matrix
start int The start of the slice when in slice mode (default = 0)

Information for box attributes common to all objects

Examples

See Also

Name Description
jit.op Apply binary or unary operators
jit.str.fromsymbol Convert Max symbol to Jitter string matrix
jit.str.tosymbol Convert Jitter string matrix to Max symbol
jit.str.regexp Use PERL-compatible regular expressions on Jitter matrices
jit.textfile Read and write a matrix as an ASCII text file