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Re: String Literals in Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 27, 2006 at 08:39 UTC ( #563982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: String Literals in Perl
in thread String Literals in Perl

'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents "hi\there"
shouldn't be:
hi<tab here>here <--- with the tab inside?

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Re: String Literals in Perl
by Hofmator (Curate) on Jul 27, 2006 at 10:50 UTC

    The perl string literal 'hi\there' has 8 characters: h, i, \, t, h, e, r, e

    The perl string literal "hi\there" has 7 characters: h, i, <Tab>, h, e, r, e

    -- Hofmator

Re^2: String Literals in Perl ('\\')
by tye (Sage) on Jul 27, 2006 at 14:27 UTC
    'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents"hi\there"

    was confusing so I updated it to:

    'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents"hi\\there" (one \ in the string)

    More importantly, however:

    'blah\\blah' #has ten characters and represents "blah\\blah"

    was incorrect so I updated it to

    'blah\\blah' #has nine characters and represents "blah\\blah" (one \ in the string)

    Thanks for the note. Next time, please don't remove the "Re^X:" from the front of the title.

    - tye        

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