string::PadRight issues

The PadRight() method for strings only seems to work with hard coded numbers.

01 str1 as string value "hello".

01 str2 as string.

set str2 to str1::PadRight(10)   *> this works fine

declare pad as string = 10

set str2 to str1::PadRight(pad)   *> this doesn't work - no trailing spaces in returned string

Am I doing this wrong or is this a bug?

  • Edit: The line should read:

    declare pad as binary-long = 10

    which is what I have in my code. I just typed it wrong in my post.

  • Hi Randy, I tried compiling and running the following:

          01 str1 string value "hello".

          01 str2 string.

              set str2 to str1::PadRight(10)   *> this works fine

              display str2

              declare pad as binary-long = 10

              set str2 to str1::PadRight(pad)   *> this doesn't work - no trailing spaces in returned string

              display str2

    Both of the display statements  showed "hello" followed by 5 spaces.  I think this is correct behaviour as the PadRight adds spaces up to the total length specified by the parameter.