Delimiter vs Unstring - What's the difference?

delimiter | unstring |

As a noun delimiter

is that which delimits, that separates.

As a verb unstring is

to remove the string or strings from.




(en noun)
  • That which delimits, that separates.
  • This comma delimited file has commas as the delimiter , separating each field of the file.




  • To remove the string or strings from.
  • :Unstring the bows before storing them.
  • To shake the nerves of; to cause anxiety or panic in.
  • * Robert Louis Stevenson, Olalla
  • The sight of his scared face, his starts and pallors and sudden harkenings, unstrung me
  • * Clifton Johnson, Battleground Adventures
  • A fire is the only thing that unstrings me entirely, I feel so helpless to combat it. I'm afraid of snakes, but I can kill them.
  • To split (a text string) into smaller strings by separating on a delimiter.
  • * 1980 , Norman R. Lyons, Structured Cobol for Data Processing
  • It is also possible to save the delimiters (this might prove useful if the delimiters were also some sort of text identifier) and to count the length of the data items we are unstringing .


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