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Re: Understanding Split and Join

by duff (Vicar)
on Dec 28, 2006 at 14:44 UTC ( #592054=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Understanding Split and Join

I'd put more emphasis on the fact that the first argument to split is always, always, always a regular expression (except for the one special case where it isn't :-). Too often do I see people write code like this:

@stuff = split "|", $string; # or worse ... $delim = "|"; @stuff = split $delim, $string;
And expect it to split on the pipe symbol because they have fooled themselves into thinking that the first argument is somehow interpreted as a string rather than a regular expression.

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