in reply to Re: Re: Removing delimiters
in thread Removing delimiters

Agreed, but the original post asked for either the first or the second; so I assumed that was all he wanted... In fact, if you don't want to use the list assignment you could do it also like this:
my $first = ( split /::/, $readline, 2 )[ 0 ];
Many, many ways of doing the same... And how I love it ;-)

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