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in reply to Re: String/Numeric Manipulation
in thread String/Numeric Manipulation

Random_Walk,

A minor nit. If I've understood the code correctly, you've used a substitution...

$days = s/+//;

...where a transliteration would be "better"...

$days = tr/+//d;    # Note transobliteration modifier

...and a lot faster (not that this is really an issue in this case.)Unless you wanted to allow only a leading + in which case...

$days = s/^+//;

Elgon

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