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Re: Re: packing/unpacking/split/join confusion

by sulfericacid (Deacon)
on Jan 01, 2003 at 17:04 UTC ( #223591=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: packing/unpacking/split/join confusion
in thread packing/unpacking/split/join confusion

Thanks, I pretty much understand all of that now :) You made everything seem a lot easier, thanks! I have a question though. Are you saying split ' ',$secret; somehow breaks a scalar into an array of different values? If that's what it is, I understand that part of it, but what does ' ' have anything to do with it?

Thanks!

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sulfericacid


Comment on Re: Re: packing/unpacking/split/join confusion
Re: Re: Re: packing/unpacking/split/join confusion
by pfaut (Priest) on Jan 01, 2003 at 17:13 UTC

    The first argument to split is a regex that describes the delimiters in the second argument. By specifying a space, you are telling split to break the string apart wherever it sees a space. So, split ' ',"A B C D" returns ('A','B','C','D'). If instead of space there were commas in your string, you could split ',',"A,B,C,D" instead. This would produce the same result.

    --- print map { my ($m)=1<<hex($_)&11?' ':''; $m.=substr('AHJPacehklnorstu',hex($_),1) } split //,'2fde0abe76c36c914586c';
      By specifying a space, you are telling split to break the string apart wherever it sees a space.

      Almost. A literal space is a special case. It splits on whitespace like /\s+/ but it doesn't return a null field when there is leading whitespace. So, it is just like split with no arguments but it allows you to specify the variable instead of using $_.

      -sauoq
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Re: Re: Re: packing/unpacking/split/join confusion
by poj (Priest) on Jan 01, 2003 at 17:39 UTC
    I think what is confusing you is "Where are the spaces coming from ?"
    # If this is an array @a = ("A","B","C"); # then print "@a"; # result =A B C ie. all spaced out # # because as the Camel book says # Array variables are interpolated into double # quoted strings by joining all the elements # of the array with the delimiter specified # in the $" variable (which is space by default) # #This however print join ('',@a); # result =ABC

    poj

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