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Re: Problem with ampersand and regex

by davido (Archbishop)
on Dec 19, 2012 at 19:51 UTC ( #1009620=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Problem with ampersand and regex

use warnings;: "Possible unintended interpolation of @123..."

Use single quotes: my $line = 'mail:'; and see if that clears it up for you.

use strict; doesn't catch this one because it treats "digit" variables special, and allows them without declaration.


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Re^2: Problem with ampersand and regex
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 19, 2012 at 20:21 UTC
    It looks like it trying to make the question overly simple, I made the mistake of omitting something very important. The definition of $line is coming from looping through an array as in the following:
    foreach my $line (@array) { . . . }
    With that in mind, how can I define $line with single quotes? Sorry for the mistake.

      How are you filling @array?


        It is being filled by the output of a system call to ldapsearch. Thank you.

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