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Re: An Elegance Question

by plaid (Chaplain)
on Apr 13, 2000 at 23:02 UTC ( #7512=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to An Elegance Question

Another interesting way. This will take anything in [], and prompt for a word of that type. This eliminates the need to hard-code adjectives, adverbs, nouns, etc. Your file can look like
The [noun] [past-tense verb] over to [proper noun] and soon [future-tense verb] to the [place].
This allows you more flexibility in what you want them to input
!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my $story; { local $/ = undef; #Get everything $story = <>; } while($story =~ /\[(.*?)\]/g) { #Find anything in [] print "Give me a $1: "; my $val = <STDIN>; #Get a value for it chomp $val; $story =~ s/\[$1\]/$val/; #And sub it in } print $story;

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RE: Re: An Elegance Question
by Simplicus (Monk) on Apr 13, 2000 at 23:07 UTC
    This is truly awe inspiring. I need to go be alone for a while. I am humbled, and my coffee cup is empty. Simplicus.
RE: Re: An Elegance Question
by Simplicus (Monk) on Apr 13, 2000 at 23:34 UTC
    I just tried this, and it works (of course) . . .what impresses me about this solution is not only its brevity, but its clarity. Simplicus.

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