StrDistance objects are used to represent the return of the string transformation operator.

say (($ = "fold"~~ tr/old/new/).^name;  # OUTPUT: «StrDistance␤»

A StrDistance object will stringify to the resulting string after the transformation, and will numify to the distance between the two strings.

my $str = "fold";
my $str-dist = ($str ~~ tr/old/new/);
say ~$str-dist;  # OUTPUT: «fnew␤» 
say +$str-dist;  # OUTPUT: «3␤» 


method before§

This is actually a class attribute, and called as a method returns the string before the transformation:

say $str-dist.before# OUTPUT: «fold␤» 

method after§

Also a class attribute, returns the string after the transformation:

say $str-dist.after;  # OUTPUT: «fnew␤» 

method Bool§

Returns True if before is different from after.

method Numeric§

Returns the distance as a number.

method Int§

multi method Int(StrDistance:D:)

Returns the distance between the string before and after the transformation.

method Str§

multi method Str(StrDistance:D: --> Str)

Returns an after string value.

my $str-dist = ($str ~~ tr/old/new/);
say $str-dist.Str# OUTPUT: «fnew␤» 
say ~$str-dist;    # OUTPUT: «fnew␤» 


Type relations for StrDistance
raku-type-graph StrDistance StrDistance Cool Cool StrDistance->Cool Mu Mu Any Any Any->Mu Cool->Any

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