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Re: Swimsuit issue

by illsorted (Scribe)
on Feb 27, 2002 at 01:20 UTC ( #147789=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Swimsuit issue

I thank you, and my roommates thank you! - illsorted

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[hippo]: Can anybody suggest a scalar value of $x for which ($x && !length $x) is true?
[Corion]: hippo: If you have a Unicode-wise Perl then likely some zero-width characters in $x would work. Maybe $x = "\x{200b}" works.
[Corion]: Hmm - no, that outputs 1 for me on 5.14 - perl -wle "my $x = qq(\x{200b}); warn $x; warn length $x"
[hippo]: Smart - I'll give that a go. Thanks.
[hippo]: Ah
[Corion]: But maybe there is some other Unicode string that will be true but have a zero width
[hippo]: For explanation, I've seen this construct in someone else's code (no names, no pack drill) and couldn't think of a situation to trigger it.

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