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Re: Breaking down whole number into digits

by ww (Bishop)
on Nov 29, 2012 at 21:25 UTC ( #1006359=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Breaking down whole number into digits

Ignoring (because you've given us no hint of how you plan to translate "Nov" to 11), you can, of course, use a regex to separate a number like "11" into separate digits:

>perl -E "my $foo=11; if ($foo =~ /(\d{1})(\d{1})/) { say \"$1 \t $2\" +;}" 1 1

Note that this is NOT a recommended approach since it doesn't deal with "1995" or with the ...say, second day of a month.


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