in reply to Re: Interpretting character combinations as special characters.
in thread Interpretting character combinations as special characters.
String eval for arbitary strings? A very optimistic approach. Escaping all those characters that can make perl execute malicious code is surely more work than the other solutions. And if the OP did not understand or ignored the text below your posting, you just made him insert a gapping security hole into his code.
Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)