A new minor release of ABS: always be shipping!
1.7.0 introduces some syntactical sugar as well as improvements to the REPL, so let's check these changes out!
Reverse search in the REPL
You can now use
ctrl+r to look for previously ran commands in the REPL (#265), have a look at this video:
You can now abbreviate numbers through these letters (#269):
1m / 2k # 500
The abbreviations are case-insensitive.
Output an exit message when terminating a script
You can now output a "goodbye" message when exiting a script (#266):
exit(1, "something nasty happened")
Earlier you had to explicitly echo right before exiting:
echo("something nasty happened") exit(1)
This message argument to
exit(...) is optional.
Improvements to str.replace(...)
We have made a couple of changes to improve the
- you do not have to specify the number of replacements anymore, as the default value is "all replacements":
"abcabc".replace("a", "x") # "xbcxbc"(#268)
- you can replace a list of characters now:
"121".replace(["1", "2"], "x") # "xxx"(#267)
The ABS playground
This is not really specific to this version, but we launched a playground for you to test ABS code directly on the website: