# String

Strings are traditionally a sequence of characters, but you can think of them as "text". Cheddar's strings are like Ruby's strings.

## Basic Syntax

Strings in Cheddar are delimited by double quotes or single quotes. Additionally, Cheddar supports literal newlines within Strings.

"Hello, World!" // Both of these are
'Hello, World!' // exactly the same


Whichever quote you use is your choice and varies based on your personal preference. For the rest of this documentation, double quotes will be used.

## Using special characters

Cheddar is, again, like the C language in respect to escaping. You can use a backslash before a character to insert it's literal form rather than it to have a special meaning.

"This is a double quote: \"."
'This is a single quote: \'.'
"This is a blackslash: \\"


## Using formatting

"String formatting" is a way to insert the result of an expression directly into a string. Using #{ ... } you can "format" a string.

 "2+2=#{2+2}" # evaluates 2+2 and returns 4
"2+2=4"      # Has the same value as the above


Backslashes also work to escape formatting:

"2+2=\#{2+2}" # Does NOT evaluate 2+2 or the format


This evaluates to: 2+2=#{2+2}