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Re: split delimiters

by busunsl (Vicar)
on Mar 27, 2001 at 01:26 UTC ( #67340=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to split delimiters

Since ( and [ are special characters in regular expressions, you have to escape them:

split /\(/, 'some(odd(string'; split /\[/, 'next[odd[string';

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Re: Re: split delimiters
by Daddio (Chaplain) on Mar 27, 2001 at 04:14 UTC
    Or, just in case both of these delimiters should be used for one split...

    split /[\[\(]/, 'some(next[really(really(odd[string';
      Well, in that case you don't have to escape them, because they are in sqare brackets:
      split /[([]/, 'some(wierd[string';

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