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Re^5: Perl oddities

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Mar 01, 2005 at 16:18 UTC ( #435506=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Perl oddities
in thread Perl oddities

Quoting is not an identity function in Perl.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

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Re^6: Perl oddities
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 01, 2005 at 16:49 UTC
    Quoting is not an identity function in Perl.

    It's not, but if you're going to use them as hash keys, they get quoted anyway:

    perl -MDevel::Peek -e '$a = 1; Dump ($a); %a = map +{$_}, $a; Dump ($a +)' SV = IV(0x8192edc) at 0x8191dc4 REFCNT = 1 FLAGS = (IOK,pIOK) IV = 1 SV = PVIV(0x8184888) at 0x8191dc4 REFCNT = 1 FLAGS = (IOK,POK,pIOK,pPOK) IV = 1 PV = 0x818b5b8 "1"\0 CUR = 1 LEN = 2

    perl -MDevel::Peek -e '$a = 1; Dump ($a); %a = map {"$_",}, $a; Dump ( +$a)' SV = IV(0x8192edc) at 0x8191dc4 REFCNT = 1 FLAGS = (IOK,pIOK) IV = 1 SV = PVIV(0x8184888) at 0x8191dc4 REFCNT = 1 FLAGS = (IOK,POK,pIOK,pPOK) IV = 1 PV = 0x818b5b8 "1"\0 CUR = 1 LEN = 2
    No difference.

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[Cosmic37]: I try to match successive date times stored in variable $mydt
[Cosmic37]: I guess it is searching for the string "$mydt"
[Corion]: Indeed cool, erix ;)
[Cosmic37]: rather than the value of $mydt which is a date time strong such as 2016-01-01 12:30:56
[Corion]: Cosmic37: No, but maybe $mydt doesn't contain what you think it does, or it contains characters that are special in a regular expression? Try if( $line =~ /\Q$mydt\E/) { ... for a literal match
[Cosmic37]: I mean string grrr
[Corion]: Maybe add an else branch in which you print what the values of $line and $mydt are?
[Cosmic37]: ah thank you I will try
[Cosmic37]: you are right $mydt did not contain what I expected... :-D I will now think :-D
[Cosmic37]: crunch...grind... whirr...gnashing metal crunching cogs...

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