Why are strings immutable?

Byron DesertLinux at netscape.net
Sat Aug 21 15:43:13 CEST 2004

Hi Brent,

It is usually best to create a function in which you can
1) pass the string to
2) change it as needed
3) return the modified sting back to the original caller.

Can you tell us a little more about what you are trying to accomplish?


Brent W. Hughes wrote:
> I kind of hate to have to convert a string into a list, manipulate it, and
> then convert it back into a string.  Why not make strings mutable?

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