in reply to Escaping white space with qw//

what about assigning your values to an variable sepereated by a comma and then spliting it into an array?
my $values="one,two,three,four and a half,five"; my @array=split(/,/, $values);
more than one way and all that.

Update: as dga pointed out, this would run into the same problem you are having now should a comma ever make it's way into your data.

I think if you have a good idea of what your data will look like then use whatever you feel comfortable with as your delimiter.

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Re: Re: Escaping white space with qw//
by dga (Hermit) on Aug 10, 2001 at 22:11 UTC

    Though same problem with a character in the input data which is special.

    Though maybe if having the values in a compact area is desired.

    my $values="one , two , three , four and a half , five"; my @array=split(' , ', $values);

    This would split on a series of characters unlikely to appear naturally.