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Re^4: howto strip the first char of a string?

by etcshadow (Priest)
on Sep 08, 2004 at 19:58 UTC ( #389452=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: howto strip the first char of a string?
in thread howto strip the first char of a string?

And, amazingly... it completely works!
package Tie::ReverseScalar; sub TIESCALAR { my $class = shift; return bless \$_[0] => $class; } sub FETCH { return reverse ${$_[0]}; } sub STORE { ${$_[0]} = reverse $_[1]; } sub DESTROY { undef ${$_[0]}; } 1;
and then:
use Tie::ReverseScalar; sub Reverse :lvalue { my $x = @_ ? \$_[0] : \$_; tie $x, 'Tie::ReverseScalar', $$x; $x } $_ = 'foo'; chop Reverse; print; __END__ oo
Now, of course, that's not the way that reverse actually works... but isn't that fun?

Update: oops, I had written that this output "fo" (which wouldn't have been interesting at all), but it actually outputs "oo" (which is what makes it cool). Thanks, BrowserUK, for pointing out the typo.

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Re^5: howto strip the first char of a string?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 08, 2004 at 20:32 UTC

    Colour me confused but isn't:

    $_ = 'foo'; chop Reverse; print; __END__ fo

    a complicated way of doing?:

    $_ = 'foo'; chop; print; fo

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