Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

backslashes sometimes unnecessary

by soonix (Prior)
on Jan 31, 2013 at 21:26 UTC ( #1016396=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Single Quotes - how to avoid any escape processing?

This isn't perl specific, but I think it's helpful to know that many Windows APIs (including several Microsoft ones) do accept forward slashes as well.


perl -e "print join ' ', glob 'C:/Windows/sys*'"
and enjoy :-)

Although this does not solve your original issue, perhaps it helps alleviate the problem at hand?

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: backslashes sometimes unnecessary
by tobyink (Abbot) on Jan 31, 2013 at 21:45 UTC

    IIRC all the old DOS APIs accepted "/" as path delimiters, it was just itself that did not.

    package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1016396]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (3)
As of 2016-10-24 05:39 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?

    Results (303 votes). Check out past polls.