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Re^5: fast count files

by marto (Bishop)
on Jan 06, 2012 at 11:36 UTC ( #946584=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: fast count files
in thread fast count files

wc isn't shipped with Windows, you need to install it see gnuwin32 - coreutils.

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[Eily]: It can also be used to force a copy, and remove magic from a variable
[Eily]: there was a post some time ago about variable coming from regex taking more space than the same string defined directly IIRC
[Eily]: and if there's XS, make sure the scalar holds a string representation, that sounds like bad practice though (forcing that on the call side)
[choroba]: You should never pass $1 without double quotes to a sub
[choroba]: or "I should never", at least
[choroba]: that's not the sub's business
[Eily]: choroba but does $name = $1 solve the issue ?
[Eily]: if so, most subs start with my (VARIABLES) = @_ anyway

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