Ok… this is a bit confusing, hopefully I can describe the situation clearly.
I have a SWIFT App that reads a TEXT file and then from that writes a SWIFT project file
The Input file may contain phrases the contain characters that SWIFT has to handle internally as escaped
- Double Quote … /"
- Single Quote … /’
- Slash … //
So when this text is read in, the app converts the string so Swift can deal with it internally
s="This \ is a 'String'"
s="This \\ is a \'String\'"
However, I need to further escape things so when it is written out, the result can be compiled properly
When SWIFT writes the escaped string (2nd example) back to a text file, the result is the 1st Example
So I need to take and make a 3rd Example that appears in the text file like then 2nd, so when it compiles it comes out as the first string
confused? me too.
breaking down to a super simple example
Text Input : a="\"
what this app needs to WRITE is
Output : a="\\"
but again internally Swift already has it as
var s = "a=\"\\\\"
If I split that into single character array I get
V=["\"", "\\", "\""]
it is the middle \ that needs to somehow be changed
if v=="\\" then v=?????
??? can’t be /// or any other odd value