Erlang - equal


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The method returns a Boolean value on whether one string is equal to another. If the strings are equal, it will return a value of true, else it will return a value of false.

Syntax

equal(str1,str2)

Parameters

  • str1,str2 − The 2 strings which need to be compared.

Return Value

If the 2 strings are equal, it will return a value of true, else it will return a false value.

For example

-module(helloworld). 
-import(string,[equal/2]). 
-export([start/0]). 

start() -> 
   Str1 = "This is a string1", 
   Str2 = "This is a string2", 
   Status = equal(Str1,Str2), 
   io:fwrite("~p~n",[Status]).

Output

When we run the above program, we will get the following result.

false
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