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Re^3: Multiline Hash - how to get rid of formatting?

by tospo (Hermit)
on Apr 30, 2012 at 09:26 UTC ( #968028=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Multiline Hash - how to get rid of formatting?
in thread Multiline Hash - how to get rid of formatting?

hmmm, I must admit that I learned something today: after many years of working with Perl I never knew that newlines from your source code are preserved in double-qouted strings but it seems they really are.
OK, forget the bit about HAVING to put the \n in your strings although I would still advice to do that if you want nelines because it is a nightmare having to figure out how where the spaces end and where there is an actual newline when editing your code.
However, the main point of my reply remains valid: don't try to stuff formatting into your data structure unless you really have to. Format the data as and when you need to print it and store it as pure data. I also think that it is true that the OP hasn't got the right data structure yet to present his data.

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