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Answer: How do I return the first n words of a string?

by princepawn (Parson)
on Oct 26, 2000 at 20:23 UTC ( #38661=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How do I return the first n words of a string? - Answer contributed by princepawn

Time for some Perl Golf:
$str= 'yo ho ho and a bottle crumbs. hangin and bangin in the upper-class slums.'; @word = ($str =~ /(\w+)/g); print join ':', @word[0..4];

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[Discipulus]: LA the solution is portable to whatever
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[Discipulus]: there is also find2perl with your perl installation

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