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Re: perl substitute

by hippo (Monsignor)
on Nov 03, 2013 at 21:27 UTC ( #1061077=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to perl substitute

Some thoughts:

  • s/foore/barstring/ works on $_ in isolation, but you're not setting $_, even implicitly.
  • You set $doc but never subsequently refer to it.
  • You use IO::File but never subsequently refer to it.
  • You alternate between slashes and hashes for regexp delimiters for no apparent reason
  • Looks like your input XML is not valid XML
  • and finally, you both use an XML parser and then attempt to just regexp your way through the string. Pick one, not both.

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Re^2: perl substitute
by LanX (Chancellor) on Nov 03, 2013 at 21:34 UTC
    > You alternate between slashes and hashes for regexp delimiters for no apparent reason

    Well he needs another regex-delimiter an substitutions with </end> tags to avoid the slash.

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      Sure, but that's no reason to alternate - just use hashes throughout. Inconsistency is the bug's friend. :)

      Thank you. This helps.

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[LanX]: ... so my boss started a project with the newest sun servers and invited the traders to come on weekend to test it... and they were so pleased, that they forced him to keep it in production...
[ambrus]: Corion: sure, this is the long-term plan. The short term is that I have to run this ungodly mess to get results from the new input data today.
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[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
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