You hit on a good way to do it in your original post. Pre-populating a hash is effective and fairly simple, even if it is a bit messy. By putting it in a module and putting that on CPAN, the whole Perl community can help with submissions on what their strange systems use for line endings. It might be a little bit of overkill to use a module computationally, but this situation is more data intensive than computationally intensive. Data gathering is always done best by the experts in the particular areas (in this case, differing platforms), with the results being reported to a central repository or person. CPAN or some other joint project system is ideal for this kind of task.
Changed some awkward wording and fixed a tpyo.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||