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Re^2: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...

by iburrell (Chaplain)
on Jun 16, 2004 at 17:44 UTC ( #367333=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...
in thread The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...

It depends more on the font you use. The X fonts made the backtick more vertical than it should be. The apostrophe (single quote) was also slightly angled. This led to the backtick and apostrophe being used as way of faking smart quotes.

With newer fonts, the backtick is more angled and easier to distinguish. Try switching the font on your editor or terminal window to something else. Any of the scalable (TrueType) fonts would do it.

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Re^3: The most annoying common way to get a string literal in Perl is...
by arden (Curate) on Jun 17, 2004 at 18:03 UTC
    Or most any font at 14 or 18 pt. :) I myself actually tend to use Courier New, I hate trying to code with a variable-width font!

    - - arden.

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[Lady_Aleena]: My biggest problem with hashes at the moment is one with 2,501 keys.
[choroba]: how many event types are there?
[Corion]: Also I found that I can't conveniently weaken an array slot, which also is inconvenient, as I want my one-shots to disappear if the caller discards them
[Corion]: choroba: Currently two or three that my program handles (WWW::Mechanize:: Chrome), but there might be more that become interesting
[Corion]: But I don't expect more than 100 to be active at the same time, so I'm not really sure if there is a not-too-fancy data structure that is maintained with few lines of code where the performance is better than the linear scan ;)
[Corion]: But I should do a mock-up program so that others can see what I'm talking about ;)
[robby_dobby]: Corion: I hope you know all too well that passing around "fancy" datastructures is a recipe for disaster :-)
[robby_dobby]: As in, it's-too-fancy- that-it-will-be- messy-to-handle
[choroba]: bit vectors as keys?
[robby_dobby]: Hmm, I keep falling asleep at my desk, while maintaining an active appearance. Am I getting old?

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