Here we are with a new release of ABS, the elegant programming language
for all of your scripting needs!
Even though small, 1.6 (with 1.6.0
and 1.6.1) introduces a
couple interesting features, so let’s check them out!
You can now access ranges within strings and arrays by using the
popular [start:end] syntax: [1,2,3,4][0:2] will return [1,2].
Start and end can be ommitted — you could simplify the expression
above with [1,2,3,4][:2].
Default return values
You can now simply use a return; at the end of a function, and
it will return the default value null:
Deprecation of $(…)
If you’ve followed ABS since its initial release, chances are you first
used system commands through the $(command) syntax: we’ve now deprecated
it and make sure the documentation reflects the fact that `command`
is the standard, preferred way to run commands.
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