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(tye)Re: Counting number of characters in a string

by tye (Sage)
on Mar 13, 2001 at 02:35 UTC ( #63996=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Counting number of characters in a string

my $count= 0; for(0..255){ my $c= pack "C", $_; $count += () = $str =~ /\Q$c\E/g; }

Warning! This probably yields an inaccurate count for Unicode strings.

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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(tye)Re2: Counting number of characters in a string
by tye (Sage) on Mar 13, 2001 at 02:54 UTC

    I just realized that most strings won't have most characters in them so this can be sped up significantly via:

    my $count= 0; for( keys %{ { map {$_,1} unpack "C*", $str } } ){ my $c= pack "C", $_; $count += () = $str =~ /\Q$c\E/g; }
            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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