Strings begin and end with double quotes. Strings can be created from atoms (strings, symbols and numbers) by the str function.

The fast 2-place concatenation operator for strings is cn. @s is a polyadic concatenation operator. (pos s n) selects the nth unit string from s starting from zero. tlstr returns all but the first element of a string.

(1-) "hello world"
"hello world"

(2-) (pos "hello world" 6)

(3-) (@s "1" "2" "3")

(4-) (tlstr "123")

Shen allows pattern matching over strings. See the entry in documentation on functions: pattern matching.

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