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Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

by zshzn (Hermit)
on Feb 06, 2006 at 00:33 UTC ( #528120=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

Something else worth noting is that in the event of counting the amount of single characters tr() can be used.
my $str = "here are some words"; my $count = $str =~ tr/e/e/; print "We sure do have a lot of e characters: $count\n";

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[erix]: it has TOP, IIRC
[Corion]: erix: Ah. I use where 1 = 0 for queries where I only am interested in the structure ;)
[erix]: 1=0 is as short as TOP :)
[erix]: "code of someone that died" -- kinda nice if your code stops working too
[erix]: hard to implement, hmm
[Corion]: erix: Well, they also seem to have changed the server, or some software, or whatever, and seem to be in the process of changing the DB schema from having the "username" as primary key to something else.
[Corion]: Far too many things being done at once, or maybe only now has it become apparent that nobody knows that piece of software anymore

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