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Re: split question (boo)

by boo_radley (Parson)
on Sep 08, 2001 at 03:04 UTC ( #111070=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to split question

split may not be so hot for this, especially behind an =~ operator... .
I'd suggest using a regex for this, something similar to :
my $inLine= "RPC, rpc #001b, (1987)"; $inLine=~/\((\d+)\)/; print $1

or, if you really wanna use split,

my $inLine= "RPC, rpc #001b, (1987)"; ($itm, $date)= split /[()]/, $inLine; print $date;

but I'd shy away from that, personally.

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Re: Re: split question (boo)
by chiller (Scribe) on Sep 08, 2001 at 03:44 UTC
    Or if he really wants the "remainder":
    my $inLine= "RPC, rpc #001b, (1987)"; $inLine =~ /([^(]+)\((\d+)\)/; my ($remainder, $date) = ($1, $2);
    .. assuming $inline is the only line of data...

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