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Re: Re:, combining two strings

by stuffy (Monk)
on May 07, 2001 at 23:54 UTC ( #78627=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re:, combining two strings
in thread, combining two strings

correct, I posted the part of the cgi that created the html that made the form. it also appears that I can use a comma or a period according to the posts that I have received from others


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Commas and Periods
by TGI (Parson) on May 08, 2001 at 02:26 UTC

    The comma operator (,) acts as a list separator. When you feed print and bunch of stuff with commas in-between you are saying print this list of things. In a scalar context the comma evaluates the left arg and dumps the value, then it evaluates the right arg and returns the result.print scalar('foo','bar','this'); gets you this

    The period (.) is the string concatenation operator. It combines strings. It also wants its operands in scalar context.

    $a = 'abc'; $d = 'def'; $A = $a.$b; #ie, $A='abcdef' print $A.$a.$b;

    This code prints abcdefabcdef. Here I say print this one thing that you can make by putting these things together.

    Though they seem to do much the same thing when you're printing, they are actually quite different. Watch out for the scalars only aspect of .!

    TGI says moo

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