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A "perlish" way to replicate a string

by dda (Friar)
on Dec 03, 2002 at 14:12 UTC ( #217219=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
dda has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks,

Which is the most elegant and simple way of replicating a string? I need to repeat some string several times.


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Re: A "perlish" way to replicate a string
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 03, 2002 at 14:15 UTC

    my $long_string = $short_string x 100;

    Okay you lot, get your wings on the left, halos on the right. It's one size fits all, and "No!", you can't have a different color.
    Pick up your cloud down the end and "Yes" if you get allocated a grey one they are a bit damp under foot, but someone has to get them.
    Get used to the wings fast cos its an 8 hour day...unless the Govenor calls for a cyclone or hurricane, in which case 16 hour shifts are mandatory.
    Just be grateful that you arrived just as the tornado season finished. Them buggers are real work.

      Wow! :)


        But wait!, there's even more elegance:
        $str x= 100;

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