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Re: Spliting a string on "."

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Jeff 'japhy' Pinyan
April 2, 2002 20:50
Re: Spliting a string on "."
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On Apr 3, Rajeev Rumale said:

>I am not able to split the the string "12.12.1975" on the "." seprator.
>also when I try ot repace the dot with some other variable useing the
>statement $date=~s/./#/g;

The character . is a special character for regexes.  If you want it to
match a LITERAL dot, you need to use \. instead.

  $date =~ s/\./#/g;

Or, you could avoid the problem and use the tr/// operator here:

  $date =~ tr/./#/;

As for splitting, use:

  @parts = split /\./, $string;

Jeff "japhy" Pinyan
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