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Re^3: Perl5 Internal Representation of string variable

by Marshall (Prior)
on Oct 02, 2010 at 18:22 UTC ( #863097=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl5 Internal Representation of string variable
in thread Perl5 Internal Representation of string variable

You need the backslash \, when the following character has a special meaning. Whether that is required or not is context dependent. In a regex you have to backslash the [ character because that character has a special meaning in a regex. But in a print statement this is not necessary.


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