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Problem w/ single-quoted strings
OK, first off, I'm a bit confused, because your first line says 'Testing\z'. Perhaps you meant 'Testing\n' ?
With that out of the way, you are missing something -- or rather, the document you just quoted is missing something.
It handles three cases:
- Any character OTHER than a backslash or termination character is inserted literally. (The termination character is normally ' but may differ if q// is used.)
- Any backslash followed by the termination character inserts the termination character.
- Any backslash followed by a backslash inserts a backslash.
What it doesn't tell you is the fourth case:
- Any backslash followed by a character OTHER than the termination character or a backslash inserts a backslash and that literal character.
The reason for the double-backslash thing is in case you wanted to include a backslash at the end of the string.
$foo = 'C:\\'; # if you had 'C:\' then the ' would instead be escaped
+instead of ending the string.
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