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Re^3: It's the little things...

by webfiend (Vicar)
on Mar 06, 2010 at 00:36 UTC ( #827083=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: It's the little things...
in thread It's the little things...

I think what saves me is that I don't dig too deep into context - just enough to save myself a little effort. I've seen folks get into these bizarre mazes of context that completely lose me, but I avoid those in my own code.

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[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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