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Answer: Calling a method within a double-quoted string?

by plaid (Chaplain)
on Jun 10, 2000 at 04:11 UTC ( #17473=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > object-oriented programming > Calling a method within a double-quoted string? - Answer contributed by plaid

You should use place holders in this case, as they automatically take care of quoting:

my $sth = $dbh->prepare("select * from foo where bar = ?"); $sth->execute($userinput);
In the more general case, you can use sprintf to interpolate functions into strings:
my $sql = sprintf "select * from foo where bar = %s", $dbh->quote($use +rinput);