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Re: Something is wrong with this pattern

by samarzone (Pilgrim)
on Dec 24, 2010 at 06:55 UTC ( #878978=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Something is wrong with this pattern

The value inside $operator (supposed to "." in case of "11.5") is interpreted as special character inside regular expression. Escape its special meaning as following


You can better use split for this if you have only one "$operator" in a string

($left_str, $right_str) = split(/\Q$operator\E/, $celldata);

-- Regards - Samar

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Re^2: Something is wrong with this pattern
by tej (Scribe) on Dec 24, 2010 at 07:30 UTC

    Thank you samarzone

    It is working fine now...

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[ELISHEVA]: Simple yes. and I did consider that. but this isn't one off . An important data source that I don't control is generating bom prefixed utf8 files and I'd rather not have to be munging files every few months.
[erix]: on teh other hand a SOPW is pretty much garanteed to get an answer from tux (and probably the module fixed)
[ELISHEVA]: plus it bugs me that something that *should* be simple, *should* work- unicode and noms aren't exactly the new kids on the block
[ELISHEVA]: well then since the obvious possible mistakes on my part have been ruled out, SOPW it is.
[ELISHEVA]: the data source, or one of them, is the OECD - they provide a *lot* of data that ought to be easily available to perl programmers.
[erix]: it might be cunning to mention the module in the title... :)
[ELISHEVA]: fancy that - a title that actually describes the problem :-)
[ELISHEVA]: but actually thanks for the reminder
[Discipulus]: DBI::CSV + utf8 = BOO?M
[erix]: in extremis we tend to forget stuff ;)

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