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Re: quotes in Perl

by TheEnigma (Pilgrim)
on Oct 20, 2004 at 23:10 UTC ( #401011=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to quotes in Perl

Well done!

You might want to add, however, that with q, qq, and qw, delimiters other than parentheses can be used. [] and {} will work, as will just about any punctuation mark, I believe. Then, to use your delimiter within the quoted string, the rule would be: escape whatever your delimiter is.


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Re^2: quotes in Perl
by revdiablo (Prior) on Oct 21, 2004 at 05:07 UTC
    just about any punctuation mark

    Actually, you can use almost any character, not just punctuation. The only thing is, with alpha delimiters, you need a space between the operator and the delimiter. This can be used for all manner of nefarious purposes. Quick example:

    $_ = qq qHelloq; s sHss; print y yyyc;
Re^2: quotes in Perl
by apotheon (Deacon) on Oct 20, 2004 at 23:20 UTC
    I knew I'd forget something. Thanks for the reminder. I'll get right on that.

    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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