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Re^2: Perl newbie question.

by kiruthika.bkite (Scribe)
on Mar 19, 2010 at 09:24 UTC ( #829576=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl newbie question.
in thread Perl newbie question.

my $nr = split (/\s+/, $_[0]);

We can get the number of elements by simply assigning the return value of split into a scalar variable.

$str="1:3:4:5"; my $num=split(':',$str); print "Num:$num";

$num will contain '4'.

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[Corion]: Nicholas Clark++ # read for a multichar block-delimiter by scanning for the last char, and only then check whether the whole delimiter was read.
[Corion]: At least if you're appending the data read to a larger buffer, this means you avoid the situation of "a delimiter was found but the other half has not been read yet"
choroba misses the context
[Corion]: choroba: Optimizing how Perl reads source code on startup (and then processes it line-by-line)
[Corion]: But in general, it seems to be an interesting approach I should think about - whenever I'm searching for something, to consider if I could search for the end of the token instead of the start of the token

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