Template:First word

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Usage[edit source]

Returns the first word of the first parameter. By default, words are delimited by spaces, but optional parameter sep=/ can set the word separator to slash (or any other character). The parameter should not have leading spaces, unless the word separator, sep, is set to another character.

Examples[edit source]

  • {{first word|Foo bar baz}} → Foo
  • {{first word|Foo}} → Foo
  • {{first word|Foo-bar-baz}} → Foo-bar-baz
  • {{first word|Foo-bar-baz|sep=- }} → Foo
  • {{first word|34,000,500|sep=, }} → 34
  • {{first word|1=len = a+b |sep== }} → len
  • {{first word|Hear ye, users |sep=, }} → Hear ye

Performance considerations[edit source]

The template has been optimized to run very quickly, with template expansion depth of 11 levels. The search for the word separator is run only once, with Template:Strfind_short used to scan the first 25 characters. Performance has been optimized by using Template:Strloc_prefix to find then extract the first word, else return the whole when not found.

See also[edit source]

Description of all string templates