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Re: lhs substr(): refs vs. scalars

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Oct 08, 2005 at 17:06 UTC ( #498434=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    my @decoded = unpack '...', substr $bigscalar, $offset, $size;
    
    ...
    
    # or
    substr( $bigscalar, $offset, $size ) = pack '...', @newValues;
    
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    my $replacement = pack '...', @newValues;
    
    substr( $bigScalar, $offset, length $replacement ) = $replacement;
    
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    ## Create a scalar
    perl> $bigScalar = 'the quick brown fox jumps over the laxy dog';;
    ...
    ## The typo is now corrected.
    perl> print $bigScalar;;
    the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
    

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