take

Returns a subsequence of this char sequence containing the first n characters from this char sequence, or the entire char sequence if this char sequence is shorter.

import kotlin.test.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
//sampleStart
val chars = ('a'..'z').toList()
println(chars.take(3)) // [a, b, c]
println(chars.takeWhile { it < 'f' }) // [a, b, c, d, e]
println(chars.takeLast(2)) // [y, z]
println(chars.takeLastWhile { it > 'w' }) // [x, y, z]
//sampleEnd
}
fun String.take(n: Int): String (source)

Returns a string containing the first n characters from this string, or the entire string if this string is shorter.

import kotlin.test.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
//sampleStart
val chars = ('a'..'z').toList()
println(chars.take(3)) // [a, b, c]
println(chars.takeWhile { it < 'f' }) // [a, b, c, d, e]
println(chars.takeLast(2)) // [y, z]
println(chars.takeLastWhile { it > 'w' }) // [x, y, z]
//sampleEnd
}