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Re^3: truth in while condition (updated)

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Oct 02, 2018 at 12:32 UTC ( #1223397=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: truth in while condition
in thread truth in while condition

(solved, see update)

> (It could also happen when $/ = \1; )

This splits on single characters, including \n.

But I couldn't find this behavior documented, neither in perlvar#$INPUT_RECORD_SEPARATOR nor readline

use strict; use warnings; use feature 'say'; $/ = \1; while ( $_= <DATA>) { say "<$_>"; } __DATA__ 1 0 345


<1> < > <0> < > <3> <4> <5> < >


oops I misread \1 as "\1" (ASCII 01), but it's a ref to literal 1, so this from perlvar applies:

> Setting $/ to a reference to an integer, scalar containing an integer, or scalar that's convertible to an integer will attempt to read records instead of lines, with the maximum record size being the referenced integer number of characters.

Cheers Rolf
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