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translate - Translate Function
... translate( val = text from = from to = to ) ...
This function returns the character string from
text with each character from
from replaced by the character located
in the same position in
to is shorter than
from, the surplus characters from
from are removed
from the character string. If
from is an empty string, the content of
text is returned unchanged.
character-like expression positions. If they have a fixed length, trailing blanks are ignored.
The return code has the type
The return value of the following function call is "Horray!".
result = translate( val = `---Hur-rah!---` from = `uh-` to = `oy` ).