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Re^2: Editing the contents of a variable

by flexvault (Monsignor)
on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:58 UTC ( #988720=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Editing the contents of a variable
in thread Editing the contents of a variable


Just a thought, if the 'string-to-capture' had information separated by spaces, your code would eliminate all spaces, maybe the special case:

my $str = "yada yada <name> string-to-capture string-to-capture2 </n +ame> foo bar baz"; if ( $str =~ m!<name>(.*?)<\/name>! ) { my $var1=$1; $var1 = join(" ", split " ", $var1 ); # remove leading, trailin +g and # collapse internal white +space print "$var1\n"; }
would be better. ( Taken from Camel book 3rd edition, page 154 )

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Re^3: Editing the contents of a variable
by ww (Archbishop) on Aug 21, 2012 at 18:07 UTC
    The s/ //g is OP's. Comment (question) is mine as, (for most purposes I can imagine in the background of the OP,) it makes no obvious sense.

    Your reply, however, calls attention to that, which is a good thing, if OP is cargo-culting or had missed the implications. + +

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