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Re: (tye)Re3: A Little review for a little DBI and CGI?

by coolmichael (Deacon)
on Mar 29, 2001 at 00:45 UTC ( #67940=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (tye)Re3: A Little review for a little DBI and CGI?
in thread A Little review for a little DBI and CGI?

Unfortunatly, neither situation applies. Some of the titles have only one quote in them, some have three or four. Some of the quotes have commas after them. The solution I've decided to go with is editing the paradox database to get rid of the commas. Find and Replace, yeah, baby, yeah. Groovy.

I think it'll be the only reliable way to do it, and it'll probably fix some of the errors the database has been having.

/me crosses his fingers.

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[Corion]: hippo: If you have a Unicode-wise Perl then likely some zero-width characters in $x would work. Maybe $x = "\x{200b}" works.
[Corion]: Hmm - no, that outputs 1 for me on 5.14 - perl -wle "my $x = qq(\x{200b}); warn $x; warn length $x"
[hippo]: Smart - I'll give that a go. Thanks.
[hippo]: Ah
[Corion]: But maybe there is some other Unicode string that will be true but have a zero width
[hippo]: For explanation, I've seen this construct in someone else's code (no names, no pack drill) and couldn't think of a situation to trigger it.
[Corion]: You'll have to look somewhere esoteric for that. Maybe some tied variable or special dualvar can also trigger that. But it's certainly not a common occurrence
[Corion]: And on 5.20, the following also outputs no find:perl -wle 'for my $x ("\x{2000}".."\ x{1fffff}") { if( $x && ! length $x ) { warn qq(<$x>); warn length $x; die } }'
[Corion]: (this time on Unix)
[hippo]: Understood. I'll have to go through the code and see if it's doing anything fancy with ties, dual-vars or non-scalars. In the end, it's probably a bug though.

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