Futurebasic/Language/Reference/fbcomparecontainers

FBCompareContainers functionEdit

FBCompareContainersEdit

FunctionEdit

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SyntaxEdit

result& = FN FBCOMPARECONTAINERS(a$$,b$$)

RevisedEdit

June 12, 2000 (Release 3)

DescriptionEdit

This function returns a result that represents how container a$$ compares to container b$$. If the result& is zero, the containers are identical. A negative result (-n&) provides the character position at which container a$$ was found to be less than container b$$. A positive result give the character position where container a$$ became greater than container b$$.

Result

Indicates

Negative

container a$$ < container b$$

Zero

container a$$ = container b$$

Positive

container a$$ > container b$$

Note:
With this function, containers are evaluated by ASCII (not numeric) values.