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Re^4: Can Perl do anything Java can do?

by kennethk (Abbot)
on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:05 UTC ( #1195470=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Can Perl do anything Java can do?
in thread Can Perl do anything Java can do?

You should be aware that if you specify a path with forward slashes to a Windows instance of perl, the interpreter will usually auto-convert the forward slashes to backslashes for file access. This is a particularly helpful feature when wrapping a Windows path in interpolating delimiters, e.g. double quotes. Obviously, File::Spec et al. represent the most transferable approach.

#11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.

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Re^5: Can Perl do anything Java can do?
by Corion (Pope) on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:14 UTC

    Actually, it's Windows itself that copes with forward slashes as well as backslashes, not Perl.

    It is mostly the shell and UNC filenames that really need backslashes.

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