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Re^2: How to escape single quote(s) without the use of quotemeta

by thanos1983 (Parson)
on Apr 05, 2019 at 15:23 UTC ( #1232197=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to escape single quote(s) without the use of quotemeta ( q// )
in thread How to escape single quote(s) without the use of quotemeta

Hello LanX,

I have also tried with q but it did not worked for me.

The desired output would be something like:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use feature 'say'; my $string = "It's"; say quotemeta $string; __END__ $ perl test.pl It\'s

Thanks again for your time and effort.

BR / Thanos

Seeking for Perl wisdom...on the process of learning...not there...yet!

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Re^3: How to escape single quote(s) without the use of quotemeta
by LanX (Archbishop) on Apr 05, 2019 at 15:31 UTC
    what about the backslash, do you really want quotemetas behavior?

    DB<26> x q(It's\ ) 0 'It\'s\\ ' DB<27> x quotemeta q(It's\ ) 0 'It\\\'s\\\\\\ ' ... DB<29> x quotemeta q(It's\x) 0 'It\\\'s\\\\x'

    FWIW you can write a regex which consumes every paired backslash in an or'ed condition before replacing single quotes/backslashes.

    But a real test-cases are imperative here.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

    update

    this shows that the input format should be well defined too

    DB<37> dd quotemeta q(It's\x\\) "It\\'s\\\\x\\\\"

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