FILL$

Syntax FILL$ (short$,length)
Location QL ROM

This function will generate a string of the given length and return it. The new string will consist of a repeated series of short$ which may be one or two characters long. The length (as with any string) ranges from 0 to 32767.

Examples

FILL$("W-",7)

returns “W-W-W-W”.

FILL$("+",10)

returns “++++++++++”.

FILL$("Jo",0)

returns “” (the empty string).

FILL$("Test",6)

returns “TeTeTe”.

NOTE 1

A bug in the THOR XVI (v6.40) meant that the return stack could be destroyed when appending the result to an even length string.

NOTE 2

A program will run more quickly (although it is more difficult to type in) if you declare the string explicitly rather than using FILL$.

NOTE 3

The maximum length of string that can be produced with FILL$ depends on the ROM version - see the Compatibility Appendix.

CROSS-REFERENCE

Refer to DIM about strings in general.