substitution

An example of Scala’s `f` string interpolator

With Scala it’s common to embed variables in strings like this with the s string interpolator:

val name = "Fred"
println(s"My name is $name.")

That’s cool, but when you need to format your string, Scala gives you an even more powerful tool: the f string interpolator. Here’s an example of how I just did this in my LittleLogger logging library:

A collection of 100+ Scala String examples

This page contains a collection of over 100 Scala String examples, including strings functions, format specifiers, and more. I don’t provide too many details about how things work in these examples; this is mostly just a collection of examples that can be used as a reference page or cheat sheet. (I do show the output of most examples.)

First, here are some basic uses of the Scala String class to help get us warmed up:

String interpolation in Scala 2.10 and newer (String variable substitution)

Scala string FAQ: How do I embed variables in strings in Scala?

A lot of nice new features were added in Scala in version 2.10, but a simple feature that makes me happy is string interpolation. This lets Scala developers embed variables inside strings just like you can do in other languages like Perl, PHP, and Ruby -- but perhaps in an even more powerful way. (I say "perhaps" because I haven't used those other languages recently.)