Documentation for routine
succ assembled from the following types:
Returns the number incremented by one (successor).
method succ(--> Bool)
say True.succ; # OUTPUT: «True␤»say False.succ; # OUTPUT: «True␤»
succ is short for "successor"; it returns the next enum value. Bool is a special enum with only two values,
True. When sorted,
False comes first, so
True is its successor. And since
True is the "highest" Bool enum value, its own successor is also
say Oðin.succ; # OUTPUT: «Freija␤»
method succ(Date: --> Date)
Date of the following day. "succ" is short for "successor".
say Date.new("2016-02-28").succ; # OUTPUT: «2016-02-29␤»
method succ(Str --> Str)
Returns the string incremented by one.
String increment is "magical". It searches for the last alphanumeric sequence that is not preceded by a dot, and increments it.
'12.34'.succ; # OUTPUT: «13.34»'img001.png'.succ; # OUTPUT: «img002.png»
The actual increment step works by mapping the last alphanumeric character to a character range it belongs to, and choosing the next character in that range, carrying to the previous letter on overflow.
'aa'.succ; # OUTPUT: «ab»'az'.succ; # OUTPUT: «ba»'109'.succ; # OUTPUT: «110»'α'.succ; # OUTPUT: «β»'a9'.succ; # OUTPUT: «b0»
String increment is Unicode-aware, and generally works for scripts where a character can be uniquely classified as belonging to one range of characters.
method succ(IO::Path: --> IO::Path)
"foo/file02.txt".IO.succ.say; # OUTPUT: «"foo/file03.txt".IO␤»