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Re: scoping problem?

by Corion (Pope)
on Dec 06, 2011 at 17:27 UTC ( #942066=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to scoping problem?

Are you sure you're modifying / running the same Perl script? Because for me, the following works:

use strict; my $username; my $color; while(<DATA>){ chomp; s/"//g; ($username,$color) = (split /,/,$_)[2,3]; if ("agag" =~ m/($username)/){ print STDOUT "here is the username: $username\n" } } __DATA__ "ADELMAN","John","adad","Ray" "AGAN","John","agag","Aditya" "AHMED","John","ahah","Conor"

... and outputs:

here is the username: agag
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Re^2: scoping problem?
by ww (Bishop) on Dec 06, 2011 at 19:55 UTC
    And are you sure you're getting the contents of the text file to <>? Bad path to text file? Wrong name of text file? Failure to test open ($FH, "<  $text_file") or die "Can't open $text_file, $! ? or something similar?

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