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Re: Re: [perlre] 4-digit hex code in regexp? How to specify?

by jreades (Friar)
on Nov 14, 2002 at 21:43 UTC ( #213027=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: [perlre] 4-digit hex code in regexp? How to specify?
in thread [perlre] 4-digit hex code in regexp? How to specify?

There appear to be two ways to handle hex codes -- one is the one that you are using:

\x1B

The other is the method used by Mr. Muskrat:

\x{263a}

If you're using 'wide' hex digits (as I assume is the case since you're talking about four digits in this example) then you probably need to use the \x{...} approach.

If you'll tell us a little more about what you're doing, we might be able to move beyond a single substitution. Unless that's all you need, in which case this appears to work:

s/\x{0024}/$delimiter/

And you don't need to make it part of a character class

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