I have a question regarding the Text::ParseWords module, which is standard with the latest versions of Perl. I've studied the perlman page on this module
, but am still confused why it seems to "break" in my test-case. Here's what I wanted to do:
my $heredoc =<<END_OF_HEREDOC;
The Text::ParseWords module is the most
recent module with which I've struggled.
my @words = quotewords('\s+', 0, $heredoc);
print $_ . "\n";
The problem seems to be that it outputs NOTHING ; no words at all. And the root of the problem lies in the single apostrophe in the string which is part of a conjuction. But if I escape the single-quote by putting a backslash in front of it, then everything is output fine. I could use a regex to place backslashes in front of apostrophes, but are these the only characters that cause this problem? Am I not quite using this module correctly? It seems silly to have to escape the characters -- why won't it just work