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Re: Split function

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 03, 2012 at 11:40 UTC ( #1006856=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Split function

split should die if it finds the pipe and it should process if it finds comma or tab delimited.

No, split shouldn't/won't die, that is now how it works

If you want your program to die on pipe, use the match operator and match a pipe, examples in perlintro, read it

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Re^2: Split function
by rjt (Deacon) on Dec 03, 2012 at 12:11 UTC

    Perhaps there's a bit of a language issue here, but I'm pretty sure the OP meant that the processing should work if split found four comma or space delimited columns, and die otherwise, not that split itself should raise an exception, even though it may have literally read that way.

    See my reply, below. I know it might not exactly hit the mark, as the specification was a little vague, but it should be easy to modify for different inputs or failure conditions.

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