text, contextual keyword
text is a contextual keyword of the Envision language. It refers to the primitive data type
text that contains a list of Unicode characters. Text values are capped to 256 characters in Envision.
The primary usage of the keyword
text is within
read statements, but it can also be used within an
tt = "Hello World!" expect tt : text show table "" export: "/sample/onetext.ion" with tt
read "/sample/onetext.ion" as T with tt : text show scalar "" a1b2 with same(T.tt)
text(a: ‘a) 🡒 text, pure function
Returns the canonical text representation for all the primitive data types.
show summary "" a1a4 with text(true) text(123.45) text(date(2020, 8, 27)) text("Hello World!") // identity
text() function is implicitely used when interpolating text value, i.e.