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[Bug-apl] West way to remove substrings?

From: Elias Mårtenson
Subject: [Bug-apl] West way to remove substrings?
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:20:42 +0800

In a discussion on the #lisp IRC channel recently, someone wanted to remove a certain substring from a larger string. In Lisp, the solution is to simply use cl-ppcre and remove by regex.

But, I started thinking about how to do this in APL, and this is what I came up with:

      RemoveSubstrings ← {,/ ⍵ ⊂⍨ ↑~∨/ (-⍳⍴⍺) °.⌽ ⊂⍺⍷⍵}

Is this a good way of solving the problem? I realise that I have a bug when the resulting string is empty:

      "foo" RemoveSubstrings "foo"
λ1[1]  λ←,/⍵⊂⍨↑∼∨/(-⍳⍴⍺)°.⌽⊂⍺⋸⍵
         ^ ^

Does anyone have a better solution?


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