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# $EPIC: insertw.txt,v 1.4 2007/03/02 02:32:04 jnelson Exp $


$insertw(<index> <word> <word list>)


  • If the <index> argument is omitted the empty string is returned.
  • If the <index> argument is less than 1, then the return value is the rest of the argument list as it is passed. (<word> <word list>)
  • Otherwise, the return value is a copy of <word list> that has had <word> inserted as the <index>th word, counting from zero.
  • No words in <word list> are removed.
  • Remember that <word list> is a list of words.


Use this function when you need to insert a word into a word list and you have a specific place in mind for it. If you use an index of 0, then it will return the arguments just as you passed them, with any spaces between <word> and <word list> included. This is similar to the $unshift() function.


<word list> with <word> inserted as the <index>th word.


$insertw(1 blah hi there bob) returns “hi blah there bob”


This function first appeared in “plus-2” (post-ircII, pre-EPIC)

insertw.txt · Last modified: 2007/03/02 02:32 by