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'tab-delimited file' translates to CSV file (comma separated files are common) and there are standard ways to handle such beasts. It may well be that your files are trivial and split will work fine, but in the general case there are many nasty edge cases to take care of with such files. Take a look at Text::CSV and Text::xSV.


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In reply to Re: "Use of uninitialized value" due to empty elements in an array by GrandFather
in thread "Use of uninitialized value" due to empty elements in an array by michaelp

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