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Revenge of the 13: Shortcut Boogaloo

In his latest post, Dr. Drang compares methods of building a text transformation Shortcut:

The point of this exercise was not ROT13, it was expanding my toolbox of techniques so I’d know about more options to solve real problems in Shortcuts. I (and, I suspect, you) have done the same thing in other contexts when learning new techniques in Perl, Python, Scheme, JavaScript etc. It’s how we grow as programmers, even amateur ones.

This is a trivial topic, but it helps explore a larger point about the strengths and weaknesses of various aspects of scripting and automation on iOS.