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Re^2: Perl5 Internal Representation of string variable

by flexvault (Parson)
on Oct 02, 2010 at 18:35 UTC ( #863098=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

Thank you

ig answer pointed to Perl 5 Internals - Internal Variables, which if I had previously known about, I probably would not have wasted anyone's time. Using Devel::Peek, I could see exactly how the internal representation of the string variable was defined. Great answer.

Marshall's answer was correct initially, since all string type scalars end with a '\0' as well as allow them in the content.

I compile all my own versions of perl, so I have often looked at the source, but I agree it is "not a trivial endeavor."


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