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Re: String Literals in Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 05, 2001 at 21:34 UTC ( #129670=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to String Literals in Perl

hello\cZathis is a test  

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Re: String Literals in Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 27, 2006 at 08:39 UTC
    'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents "hi\there"
    shouldn't be:
    hi<tab here>here <--- with the tab inside?

      The perl string literal 'hi\there' has 8 characters: h, i, \, t, h, e, r, e

      The perl string literal "hi\there" has 7 characters: h, i, <Tab>, h, e, r, e

      -- Hofmator

      'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents"hi\there"

      was confusing so I updated it to:

      'hi\there' #has eight characters and represents"hi\\there" (one \ in the string)

      More importantly, however:

      'blah\\blah' #has ten characters and represents "blah\\blah"

      was incorrect so I updated it to

      'blah\\blah' #has nine characters and represents "blah\\blah" (one \ in the string)

      Thanks for the note. Next time, please don't remove the "Re^X:" from the front of the title.

      - tye        

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