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Re: =~ matches non-existent symbols

by rnewsham (Curate)
on Nov 16, 2014 at 08:58 UTC ( #1107336=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to =~ matches non-existent symbols

Another way could be to use Tie::File and grep.

use strict; use warnings; use Tie::File; die "File does not exist" unless -f $ARGV[0]; tie my @file, 'Tie::File', $ARGV[0] or die "Could not tie file"; if ( grep !/^[actg]+$/i, @file ) { print "BAD\n"; } else { print "OK\n"; }

Update: Inefficent see below update by ikegami

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Re^2: =~ matches non-existent symbols
by ikegami (Pope) on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
    What a waste. This will slow down the program by so much and it'll use up so much more memory than needed. You could simply use
    use strict; use warnings; my $bad = 0; while (<>) { if (!/^[actg]+$/i) { ++$bad; last; } } print $bad ? "BAD\n" : "OK\n";

      You are correct, I had not considered how inefficent that method is. Thanks for pointing it out.

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