Chapter 6. Using Strings to Communicate

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • Using strings to store text

  • Displaying strings in a program

  • Including special characters in a string

  • Pasting two strings together

  • Including variables in a string

  • Comparing two strings

  • Determining the length of a string

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In the film The Piano, Holly Hunter portrays Ada, a young Scottish woman who is mute and only can express herself by playing her piano.

Like Ada, your computer programs are capable of quietly doing their work and never stopping for a chat—or piano recital—with humans. But if The Piano teaches us anything, it’s that communication ranks up there with food, water, and shelter as essential needs. (It also teaches us that the actor Harvey ...

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