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Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

by zshzn (Hermit)
on Feb 06, 2006 at 00:33 UTC ( #528120=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

Something else worth noting is that in the event of counting the amount of single characters tr() can be used.
my $str = "here are some words"; my $count = $str =~ tr/e/e/; print "We sure do have a lot of e characters: $count\n";

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