Feature #9650

String#size versus String#length

Added by S├ębastien Durand about 1 year ago. Updated 10 months ago.



Hi guys !

A quick idea for the next major version :

String#size => bytes length
String#length => chars length

Could this be a good move or too much BC break ?


#1 Updated by Marc-Andre Lafortune about 1 year ago

It would probably cause a lot of breakage.

More importantly, why would it be an improvement? What's wrong with using String#bytesize in the rare case where you actually want the byte length?

#2 Updated by Boris Stitnicky 10 months ago

-1, #size is good enough.

#3 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada 10 months ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Why size in bytes and length in chars, not vice versa?

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