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$ Pad

x$y    $[x;y]

Where

  • x is a long
  • y is a string

returns y padded to length x.

q)9$"foo"
"foo      "
q)-9$"foo"
"      foo"

Implicit iteration

Pad is string-atomic and applies to dictionaries and tables.

q)9$("The";("fox";("jumps";"over"));("the";"dog"))      / string-atomic
"The      "
("fox      ";("jumps    ";"over     "))
("the      ";"dog      ")

q)-9$`a`b`c!("quick";"brown";"fox")                     / dictionary
a| "    quick"
b| "    brown"
c| "      fox"

q)-9$string([]a:`quick`brown`fox;b:`jumps`over`the)     / table
a           b
-----------------------
"    quick" "    jumps"
"    brown" "     over"
"      fox" "      the"

With a short left argument $ is Cast.

q)9$("quick";"brown";"fox")
"quick    "
"brown    "
"fox      "

q)9h$("quick";"brown";"fox")
113 117 105 99 107f
98 114 111 119 110f
102 111 120f

Overloads of dollar


Strings

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