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Re: Why are my hyphens in number strings stored as dots?

by oko1 (Deacon)
on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:07 UTC ( #953592=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why are my hyphens in number strings stored as dots?

I'll agree with GrandFather, and add one: how about you show us the data, too - maybe by running it through 'hexdump -C' or some equivalent?

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my $s1 = "1\xe2\x80\x932\xe2\x80\x933"; my $s2 = "1-2-3"; print "$s1: not $s2, but a brilliant imitation!\n" unless $s1 eq $s2;


1𣇽: not 1-2-3, but a brilliant imitation!

Depending on your character set, those n-dashes could well end up looking like dots, etc.

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[haukex]: I figured that POD tests make sense, but only as author tests
[choroba]: I mean, the slides are, but not the makefile with scripts to create them
[Corion]: haukex: I've only now arrived at that revelation ;)
[Corion]: choroba: I use spod5, which also has that support, and also implements its own kinda-make stuff
[haukex]: But that module I just linked to assumes that most verbatim blocks are runnable code, I have other modules where that's not the case, so there I just copy-and-paste the synopsis into the author tests...
[haukex]: not the most efficient, but then again, I don't have that many modules on CPAN :-)
[Corion]: haukex: Yes, but if it's only supposed to run on my machine, I can be far more liberal with how I extract the code etc.
[Corion]: haukex: Yes - I see the benefit of using Dist::Zilla for people with 150+ modules on CPAN, but I don't see it for myself, and I'm always put off from contributing to such modules because they require a lot of toolchain setup that I don't want to ...
[Corion]: ... spend time on if I only want to provide a short patch
[haukex]: Corion: Yes exactly, in the author tests I don't worry about portability as much, I also don't list the author tests' dependencies in Makefile.PL

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