task clarification

The goal is to obtain a string, or to print some text X times? --SenTalker 21:28, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

I took it to mean:
  • a string is already defined (say, the contents of a variable)
  • repeat that string some number of times   (or make a number of copies)
  • optionally show the result
-- Gerard Schildberger 21:33, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

I also interpreted that it is the generation of a string (that is a repetition of the input string some specified number of times) that is the goal. Printing the string in a loop would not be a correct solution, except for languages where doing output is effectively the same as producing an intermediate value (a small minority of languages). –Donal Fellows 10:30, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
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