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Re: New year, new ...

by swkronenfeld (Hermit)
on Jan 22, 2013 at 21:16 UTC ( #1014792=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to New year, new ...

Journey - relocating for the first time in 14 years. I need to remember how to make new friends.
Family - mini-programmer #2 due in April!
Learning - I hope this never ends.

(A belated) Happy New Year to all. Hope your resolutions are still going strong.

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Re^2: New year, new ...
by wallisds (Beadle) on Jan 24, 2013 at 02:04 UTC
    New family, mini-programmer #1 is due April 17!

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[Cosmic37]: thank you Lotus I understand
[Cosmic37]: now I have tried another blunder - can anyone explain why I am such a dunderhead?
[Cosmic37]: if ( $line =~ /$mydt/ ) { print $line; }
[Cosmic37]: I try to match successive date times stored in variable $mydt
[Cosmic37]: I guess it is searching for the string "$mydt"
[Corion]: Indeed cool, erix ;)
[Cosmic37]: rather than the value of $mydt which is a date time strong such as 2016-01-01 12:30:56
[Corion]: Cosmic37: No, but maybe $mydt doesn't contain what you think it does, or it contains characters that are special in a regular expression? Try if( $line =~ /\Q$mydt\E/) { ... for a literal match
[Cosmic37]: I mean string grrr
[Corion]: Maybe add an else branch in which you print what the values of $line and $mydt are?

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