binaryInt32OrSmaller Function

public pure function binaryInt32OrSmaller(firstString, secondString) result(int32Out)

Compare two strings bases on the content of the strings reference to int32 values. If the strings are valid binary strings that can be parsed to int32 values then they will be compared base on their int32 values. Otherwise, the strings will be compared base on the priority ranking order below.

This function return an int32 value of 1 if the firstString is larger than the secondString, 0 if they are both equal, or -1 if the firstString is smaller than the secondString.

Priority order ranking: (lo - hi) 0 - invalid format
1 - value too large for data type
2 - empty string (0 length or empty space)
3 - valid int32


Type IntentOptional AttributesName
character(len=*), intent(in) :: firstString

A string to be compared to the string secondString.

character(len=*), intent(in) :: secondString

A string to be compared to the string firstString.

Return Value integer(kind=k_int32)