About Strings and reference of strings

Hello,

while writing a simple syslog message parser, something struck me and
now I
would like to know :
What happens internally if you make a new string from a range of another
string ?

You have a new String object. But what happens to the internal data ? Is
the
char range copied to the new string object or is a reference created to
the
range in the old string ?

If the data is copied over, I propose to introduce a new RefString Class
as
a C extension that would typically be used by parsers and tokenizers.

Cheers,
zimbatm

On 1/9/07, Jonas P. [email protected] wrote:

If the data is copied over, I propose to introduce a new RefString Class as
a C extension that would typically be used by parsers and tokenizers.

Cheers,
zimbatm

You can see for yourself in string.c :wink:
Arrays are shared, so I suppose Strings are as well.

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