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the length of expression
Value returned: the number of characters in the value of the expression


length of "Hello world"
length("Hello world")

length of field "Index"
length of myVar

length of 3 + 2 -- returns 3
length of (3+2) -- returns 1

Demo Script

on lengthOfMe
  put the length of bkgnd field "Demo Script" into numChars
  answer "This demo script contains" && numChars && "characters."
end lengthOfMe


HyperTalk DefinitionAny HyperTalk expression. All expressions evaluate to text, a number, or a constant.

For example:

"this is" && it
(3+2) = 5
the heapspace div 1024

Note: Formally, HyperCard distinguishes between factors (simple values) and expressions. The difference between factors and expressions matters only if you like to drop parentheses. Most functions take factors as their parameters, which is why length of 3 + 5 returns 6 and length of (3 + 5) returns 1. In short, always use parentheses to group things the way you want them to evaluate, and you won’t have to worry about the difference between factors and expressions.

AppleScript DefinitionAny series of words that has a value.

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