The string type is a sequence of characters.
The string library is a standard Lua library which provides functions for the manipulation of strings.
In Garry's Mod there are several extra useful functions and features added to this library.
Most notably all strings will access this library through the string metatable index function.
This means all strings are treated like table objects and the string library as its Meta Table
local x = "Kittens" function string.Foobar(self) return self:Right(4) end string.Right(x,4) == x:Right(4) == x:Foobar() == ("Kittens"):Right(4) == x[-4]..x[-3]..x[-2]..x[-1]
The string metatable however is something else, and to access that you must use getmetatable("").
The difference here is related to Metamethods, such as using (+) instead of (..) to concatenate strings.
print("Kittens" + " And " + "Puppies") function getmetatable("").__add(str,x) return str..x end // This will work function string.__add(str,x) return str..x end // But this will not.
Making changes to the string metatable is not a good idea unless you know what you are doing. Use the string library instead.
This category lists functions available in the string library.
Pages in category "string"
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