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Re^2: Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator

by Athanasius (Chancellor)
on Oct 07, 2013 at 03:20 UTC ( #1057212=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator
in thread Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator

Not quite. Putting \\\n into a character class causes every occurrence of either a backslash or a newline to be removed. This results in a file consisting of just a single line, which is not what is wanted. Remove the character class:

#! perl use strict; use warnings; my $file = ''; while (<DATA>) { s{\\\n}{}; $file .= $_; } print $file; __DATA__ first line second line \ third line \ fourth line fifth line

Output:

13:10 >perl 738a_SoPW.pl first line second line third line fourth line fifth line 13:13 >

Note that the substitution operates on each line of input in turn, and a single input line can contain no more than one backslash-newline sequence. So, the /g modifier is not needed.

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

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Re^3: Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator
by Lennotoecom (Pilgrim) on Oct 07, 2013 at 11:15 UTC
    my brackets was just a typo

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