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str_get_tab

Returns the tab ('\t' in C) character as a string.

Available in version 6.1.0 and later.

Prototype

	function str_get_tab (
	)

	return_val [1] :  string

Description

This function returns a one-character string containing the tab.

NCL cannot generate a tab as string using normal string assignment. This function gives a quick/direct way to get a tab string.

The result of str_get_tab() is same as tostring(tochar(9)).

See Also

show_ascii, str_get_dq, str_get_sq, str_get_nl

Examples

Example

 tab = str_get_tab()
 print("<" + tab + ">")
 print("the tab = <" + tostring(tochar(9)) + ">")
Output:
(0)     <	>
(0)     the tab = <	>