|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
I'm reading a book! It's given me more questons!by Petras (Friar)
|on Jul 28, 2005 at 10:17 UTC||Need Help??|
Petras has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
In my, "I don't want to be a newbie anymore!" quest I've been going through the Llama book. It's taught me a lot! I understand what /^\\[d-m_](\w)*\s/i means now. That's a big change. I also understand that I'd probably never need *that* search....
Wasted time aside, there were a few things I ran into that don't do what I thought they should do. Can someone tell me why?
This first question has to do with code trying to write (1..9).0 seven times in a row; making a column heading, so to speak. This first bit doesn't work:
but this does:
yet they look like they should do the same thing. Why don't they?
The next bit of Why_Doesn't_it_do_It code is supposed to check for one of two strings, and make sure that it prints three times. Merlyn will probably recognize some of the arguments:
doesn't do what this does:
Yet to my don'tBeANewbieAnymore eyes it looks like the first code is basically the same as the second, if = means "=". Can someone tell me what's the real difference between the two bits of code?
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