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flash4syth has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello,

Long time Perl student, first time Perl Monks post.

My program reads in a text file, and I want to count white-space words which are between double quotes. The quote marks are already delimited by space. For example:

'Here is " a quoted string " for you'

The quotes often extend beyond one line, so as I read in the file, I split each line and append the result onto an array of words, here's an example of the resulting array content:

( '"', 'quoted', 'words', '"', )

How can I count the words between the quotes for every instance of open/close double quotes in this array?

Thanks in advance