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Re: Best X-delimited format?

by katgirl (Hermit)
on Sep 18, 2002 at 14:18 UTC ( [id://198833]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Best X-delimited format?

I use "|" (pipe) for most of mine... another question:

Is there any delimiter that should definitely not be used? Ever ever under any circumstances? On pain of... er... pain?

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Re: Re: Best X-delimited format?
by insensate (Hermit) on Sep 18, 2002 at 14:29 UTC
    That probably depends on the nature of the data that you plan to delimit. I find that when I'm delimiting numbers that have decimals or commas, a decimal or comma delimiter tends to get really confusing :^). The same goes for delimiting strings with any common punctuation...I tend to use Text::ParseWords and don't run into much trouble. Jason
Re: Re: Best X-delimited format?
by fglock (Vicar) on Sep 18, 2002 at 14:25 UTC

    I'd never use a  \ because it hurts.

     - and . are some other bad ideas.

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