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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;

Output:

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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