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Re^2: Odd workings of split

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Mar 29, 2012 at 12:55 UTC ( #962380=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Odd workings of split
in thread Odd workings of split

Care to explain how quotemeta is going to help? Or are you just sprouting the first thing that comes in mind, to have a first post?

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Re^3: Odd workings of split
by flexvault (Monsignor) on Mar 29, 2012 at 14:03 UTC


    Originally, I did look at the post quickly, and you are correct that 'quotemeta' would not help. Since there was no output shown, I thought incorrectly that maybe the code was getting into a regex problem with special characters.

    After your response, I took the time to download the code onto a Samba share, login to that machine, and then ftp the 12 lines of code to the machine that I was working on, so that I could see what was going on. I added some code to call the sub and then realized he was calling the sub with null('') but it still worked for me( returned null('') ). I couldn't get the 'split' to return 'undef' but that could be OS or Perl version related.

    But I didn't notice I was first, which would be very rare for me anyway!

    So is it somehow better to be first?

    "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin

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