14. Extended Topics

This, the final chapter in the book, is a hodge-podge of topics that have in common the fact that they did not fit in nicely elsewhere! This is not to say that these topics aren’t important, just that you won’t find the same level of homogenous material in this chapter as you’ve seen in the past. Feel free to pick and choose among the sections of this chapter as you have the need. Also, to keep the chapter concise and moving, none of the examples will use object-oriented programming, but as a good exercise, you could always rewrite any of the code using classes.

The chapter begins by going a little bit deeper into the string data type. We’ve actually glossed over what a string really is, so revisiting this useful type is worth ...

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