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String Literals in Perl
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The perl string literal 'hi\there' has 8 characters: h, i, \, t, h, e, r, e
The perl string literal "hi\there" has 7 characters: h, i, <Tab>, h, e, r, e
'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents"hi\there"
was confusing so I updated it to:
'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents"hi\\there" (one \ in the string)
More importantly, however:
'blah\\blah' #has ten characters and represents "blah\\blah"
was incorrect so I updated it to
'blah\\blah' #has nine characters and represents "blah\\blah" (one \ in the string)
Thanks for the note. Next time, please don't remove the "Re^X:" from the front of the title.
The moon would crash into the Earth
The moon would breakup at the Roche limit
The wire would turn the Earth into a giant electromagnet
The Earth would turn into a giant yo-yo.
The moon would orbit every ~24 hours, significantly changing the lunar calendar
The centripetal force would rip out the Earth's core
All man-made satellites would be destroyed, causing great havoc
Moon landings would become significantly easier
The rope or wire would break, no matter how strong it was
The Vulcans would show up for First Contact causing yet another revision to the timeline
The Galactic Police would snip the rope and put the Earth on probation
Some idiot would get terrible, terrible, rope burn
We finally get those golf balls back
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