G'day craigt,

"I have not been able to substitute or transform, split, or substr."

You could use any of those methods. I'm assuming by "transform" you mean transliteration (i.e. y/// aka tr///). I acknowledge that some of these solutions have already been posted.

substitution
$ perl -E 'my $x = "A(B"; $x =~ s/\(/</; say $x' A<B
transliteration
$ perl -E 'my $x = "A(B"; $x =~ y/(/</; say $x' A<B
split
$ perl -E 'my $x = "A(B"; $x = join "<", split /\(/, $x; say $x' A<B
substr
$ perl -E 'my $x = "A(B"; substr $x, index($x, "("), 1, "<"; say $x' A<B

Now use Benchmark to compare the different methods. Please post the results as I (and probably others) would be interested.

— Ken


In reply to Re: substituting 1 escaped character for another by kcott
in thread substituting 1 escaped character for another by craigt

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