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Re^2: Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jul 31, 2006 at 16:57 UTC ( #564800=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!
in thread Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!

Hehe, thanks, but Iím afraid I canít claim credit for this one. I wouldnít have gotten there without a nudge from TheLarry.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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[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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