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Nikola Janceski
April 2, 2002 12:37
RE: Creating variables of a string
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That always confused me, by default split splits by /\s+/ so why confuse us
more by making " " and ' ' magical.

Nikola Janceski

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff 'japhy' Pinyan []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:34 PM
> To: Timothy Johnson
> Cc: David Gray;
> Subject: RE: Creating variables of a string
> On Apr 2, Timothy Johnson said:
> >So if you wanted to split on just one space, would split / 
> /,$variable be
> >treated as magical as well?
> No.  As the split() documentation ALSO states, only split(' ') and
> split(" ") are treated magically.  split(/ /) splits on a single
> space; the others split as if it was /\s+/, but they discard leading
> spaces.  See the documentation for FULL details, so that we 
> don't need to
> reproduce bits and pieces of the docs here.
> -- 
> Jeff "japhy" Pinyan      
> RPI Acacia brother #734
** Look for "Regular Expressions in Perl" published by Manning, in 2002 **
<stu> what does y/// stand for?  <tenderpuss> why, yansliterate of course.
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