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Re: Counting number of characters in a string

by t0mas (Priest)
on Mar 13, 2001 at 12:51 UTC ( #64085=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Counting number of characters in a string

Yet Another Silly Way Of Counting Characters In A String (YASWOCCIAS):
$_="YASWOCCIAS"; s/./+1/g; print eval;

/brother t0mas

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Re: Re: Counting number of characters in a string
by I0 (Priest) on Mar 13, 2001 at 13:19 UTC
    Shouldn't that be s/./+1/gs;
      $_="YASWOCCIAS"; don't contain any newlines so it doesn't matter in this case. In other cases it might, depending on how you define "character" in your application. For some apps (like word processors), s/\S/+1/g; might be the right choise if you like to use this algorithm in your production environment... :-)

      /brother t0mas

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