BBjString::compareToIgnoreCase

Description

In BBj 7.0 and higher, this method compares two strings lexicographically, ignoring case differences. This method returns an integer whose sign is that of calling BBjString::compareTo(String) with normalized versions of the strings where case differences have been eliminated by calling Character.toLowerCase(Character.toUpperCase(character)) on each character.

Note that this method does not take locale into account, and will result in an unsatisfactory ordering for certain locales. The java.text package provides collators to allow locale-sensitive ordering.

Syntax

Return Value

Method

int

compareToIgnoreCase(string str)

Parameters

Variable

Description

str

The string to be compared.

Return Value

Returns a negative integer, zero, or a positive integer as the specified String is greater than, equal to, or less than this String, ignoring case considerations.

Remarks

None.

Example

BBjString Example

rem ' BBjString
print "BBjString sample code"

x! = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

print "x! = """,x!,""""
print "x!.charAt(0)=",x!.charAt(0); rem 'T'
print "x!.codePointAt(0)=",x!.codePointAt(0); rem 84
print "x!.codePointBefore(1)=",x!.codePointBefore(1); rem 84

l = x!.length()
print "x!.codePointCount(0,x!.length())=",x!.codePointCount(0,l); rem 43
print "x!.compareTo(""The"")=",x!.compareTo("The"); rem 40
print "x!.compareToIgnoreCase(""THE"")=",x!.compareToIgnoreCase("THE"); rem 40
print "x!.concat(""."")=",x!.concat(".")
print "x!.contains(""quick"")=",x!.contains("quick"); rem true
print "x!.contains(""slow"")=",x!.contains("slow"); rem false

sb! = new StringBuffer(x!)
print "StringBuffer sb! = """,sb!,""""
print "x!.contentEquals(sb!)=",x!.contentEquals(sb!); rem true
print "x!.endsWith(""dog"")=",x!.endsWith("dog"); rem true
print "x!.endsWith(""cat"")=",x!.endsWith("cat"); rem false
print "x!.equals(sb!)=",x!.equals(sb!); rem false
print "x!.equals(sb!.toString())=",x!.equals(sb!.toString()); rem true

y! = x!.toUpperCase()
print "y! = """,y!,""""
print "x!.equals(y!)=",x!.equals(y!); rem false
print "x!.equalsIgnoreCase(y!)=",x!.equalsIgnoreCase(y!); rem true
print "x!.getBytes()=",x!.getBytes()," {",x!.getBytes().getClass(),"}"
c! = java.lang.reflect.Array.newInstance(Character.TYPE,x!.length())
x!.getChars(0,x!.length(),c!,0)
print "x!.getChars()=",java.util.Arrays.toString(c!)
print "x!.hashCode()=",x!.hashCode()
print "x!.indexOf(""q"")=",x!.indexOf("q"); rem 4
print "x!.intern()=",x!.intern()
print "x!.isEmpty()=",x!.isEmpty()
print "x!.lastIndexOf(""the"")=",x!.lastIndexOf("the"); rem 31
print "x!.length()=",x!.length(); rem 43
print "x!.matches(""^The.*"")=",x!.matches("^The.*"); rem true
print "x!.offsetByCodePoints(0,1)=",x!.offsetByCodePoints(0,1); rem 1
print "x!.regionMatches(1,x!,32,2)=",x!.regionMatches(1,x!,32,2); rem true
print "x!.replace(""dog"",""cat"")=",x!.replace("dog","cat")
print "x!.replaceAll("" "",""_"")=",x!.replaceAll(" ","_")
print "x!.replaceFirst("" "",""_"")=",x!.replaceFirst(" ","_")
print "x!.split("" "")=",java.util.Arrays.toString(x!.split(" "))
print "x!.startsWith(""The"")=",x!.startsWith("The"); rem true
print "x!.substring(4,9)=""",x!.substring(4,9),""""; rem quick
print "x!.subSequence(4,9)=""",x!.subSequence(4,9),""""; rem quick
print "x!.toCharArray()=",java.util.Arrays.toString(x!.toCharArray())
print "x!.toLowerCase()=",x!.toLowerCase()
print "x!.toUpperCase()=",x!.toUpperCase()
print "x!.trim()=""",x!.trim(),""""

See Also

BBjAPI

BBjString

See the BBj Object Diagram for an illustration of the relationship between BBj Objects.