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RE: My preferred method for chatting with other users

by mrmick (Curate)
on Jun 30, 2000 at 19:41 UTC ( #20610=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My preferred method for chatting with other users

To be totally honest, Chatterbox is the only tool I have tried so far. I suppose then that votes such as mine really aren't a fair measure of what monks prefer. :-)
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[Corion]: hippo: If you have a Unicode-wise Perl then likely some zero-width characters in $x would work. Maybe $x = "\x{200b}" works.
[Corion]: Hmm - no, that outputs 1 for me on 5.14 - perl -wle "my $x = qq(\x{200b}); warn $x; warn length $x"
[hippo]: Smart - I'll give that a go. Thanks.
[hippo]: Ah
[Corion]: But maybe there is some other Unicode string that will be true but have a zero width
[hippo]: For explanation, I've seen this construct in someone else's code (no names, no pack drill) and couldn't think of a situation to trigger it.
[Corion]: You'll have to look somewhere esoteric for that. Maybe some tied variable or special dualvar can also trigger that. But it's certainly not a common occurrence

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