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Re^3: Odd workings of split

by flexvault (Monsignor)
on Mar 29, 2012 at 14:03 UTC ( #962408=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Odd workings of split
in thread Odd workings of split

JavaFan,

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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[hippo]: Thanks for your input which has soothed my sanity (a little)
[Corion]: Eily: Sure - if you force both things into stringy things, then you break that magic. But that would also mean that you changed the expression, as now $x = 0.00 will be true instead of false as it were before
[Corion]: Ah no, at least in my feeble experiments that doesn't change the meaning
[Corion]: We sell sanity in small packages ;)
[Eily]: oh, boolean context uses the "" overload if no bool overload has been defined
[Eily]: (I wondered if overloading bool was actually necessary)

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