New article MQL5 Programming Basics: Strings is published:
The article covers everything you can do with strings in MQL5. It should be of interest primarily to novice MQL5 programmers, while experienced developers will have a good opportunity to summarize and systematize their knowledge.
Author: Dmitry Fedoseev
According to the description of these functions in MQL5 Reference, they
allow us to add up strings in a more space efficient (in terms of the
occupied working memory) and faster way.
In facts there are incoherence in documentation. I don't know about memory usage, but about faster or not, StringConcatenate() is MUCH slower than StringAdd and +
2013.04.11 19:09:48 teststring (EURUSD,M1) time for 'StringConcatenate(c,a,b)' = 1170 milliseconds, i = 10000002013.04.11 19:09:47 teststring (EURUSD,M1) time for 'StringAdd(a,b)' = 94 milliseconds, i = 10000002013.04.11 19:09:47 teststring (EURUSD,M1) time for 'c = a + b' = 265 milliseconds, i = 1000000
Good article, a must for all beginners.
it is nice to tire you to make us less ignorant. thank you for your work