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Re^3: Counting number of characters in a string

by toolic (Chancellor)
on Jan 23, 2009 at 22:00 UTC ( #738602=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Counting number of characters in a string
in thread Counting number of characters in a string

This does not work for me. I expect the length of the string 'abc' to be 3, but your code returns 0:

use strict; use warnings; my $str = 'abc'; my $cnt = @{[$str =~ /(\.)/g]}; print "$cnt\n"; __END__ 0


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Re^4: Counting number of characters in a string
by ikegami (Pope) on Jan 23, 2009 at 22:34 UTC

    Remove the backslash, add the "s" modifier. And the parens aren't necessary.

    my $cnt = @{[$str =~ /./sg]};

    Cheaper alternative:

    my $cnt =()= $str =~ /./sg;
Re^4: Counting number of characters in a string
by levonbarker (Initiate) on Dec 30, 2010 at 17:09 UTC
    Use the length() function.

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