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Re: (jeffa) Re: Predicting the end of times...

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Jul 08, 2002 at 14:31 UTC ( #180188=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (jeffa) Re: Predicting the end of times...
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Why do I get this when I try your one liner..?
Can't find string terminator "'" anywhere before EOF at -e line 1.
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(jeffa) 3Re: Predicting the end of times...
by jeffa (Bishop) on Jul 08, 2002 at 14:46 UTC
    Are you running this on Win32? If so, try this one (which will not work in a Unix shell):
    perl -le"$x+=ord,print qq|$_ - |,ord for split//,HOLYBIBLE;print qq|To +tal: $x|"
    The problem is that Win32 wants the whole expression wrapped in double quotes (not single quotes), and Unix shells will interpolate any tokens in double quotes before Perl gets a chance to execute. This results in Yet Another Platform Dependance for Perl one-liners that contain dollar signs. You can escape the quotes, but that gets ugly (uglier?) real quick. For example, this should work on both platforms (but since i don't have a Win32 box available, i can't test it on that platform):
    perl -le"\$x+=ord,print\"\$_ - \",ord for split//,HOLYBIBLE;print\"Tot +al: \$x\""
    Update - nope, the previous one only works on Unix shells, Win32 doesn't need (or like) the escaped dollar signs. Thanks for testing this for me, BlueBlazerRegular and BrowserUk. :)


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