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I think *maybe*?

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 24, 1999 at 00:52 UTC ( #1353=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How do I recursively process files through directories

Wouldn't this work? I haven't even run this to check for syntax, so DON'T EVEN trust me! I'm just as clueless as you are even more so probably, but I would like to know if this is generaly possible && if there are any downs of using this kind of approach.
print &FilesExt('/tmp','csv','txt')." files renamed\n";

sub FilesExt {

    my ($startpath,$orgext,$newext) = @_;
    my ($count);

    foreach $leaf (glob("$startpath/*")) {
        if (-d $leaf) { 
            $count += FilesExt($leaf,$orgext,$newext);
        } elsif ($leaf =~ m/$orgext\z/i) { #case insensitive maybe?
            my $oldleaf = $leaf;
            $leaf =~ s/$1/$newext/;
            rename($oldleaf,$leaf) or warn();
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RE: I think *maybe*?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 24, 1999 at 00:57 UTC
    YAY! I just ran it... it does work, but I'd still like to know if this is potentially a bad way of doing things... Cheers.

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[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, I think that would be the good solution
[LanX]: I suspect the first string which comes from the DB ...
[LanX]: ... but this part is already in production for a year now
[Corion]: LanX: The "good" approach here would be to use the appropriate DBI parameters to make the driver decode strings properly. But that will have a ripple-on effect of messing up all the places where manual decoding happens ;)
[LanX]: which means albeit being broken UTF8 it'll be handled correctly
[LanX]: and the problem only occurs since we changed the emails to base64
[LanX]: my main problem will be to cnvince my colleagues that our productive code is broken oO ... so in the end I will just make a workaround :-/
LanX hates UTF8 for causing knots in his brain and stomach
[Corion]: LanX: Yes, that's the main problem - you have lots (and lots) of workarounds in various places and stages of the processing, and to clean that mess up requires action across the complete codebase. And it's almost impossible to do it piece-by-piece

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