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Re: Split and join - semicolons around empty fields are lost

by Tux (Abbot)
on Sep 06, 2011 at 07:56 UTC ( #924329=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Split and join - semicolons around empty fields are lost

That is the correct and documented behavior (perldoc -f split). Trailing empty fields are dropped on split when you use it like that. If you want to keep them, use:

my @row = split m/;/ => $_, -1;

As corion said, safer to use Text::CSV_XS.


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^2: Split and join - semicolons around empty fields are lost
by james2vegas (Chaplain) on Sep 06, 2011 at 09:06 UTC