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Re^2: Fix whitespace around symbols

by corfuitl (Sexton)
on Mar 20, 2015 at 14:49 UTC ( #1120750=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Fix whitespace around symbols
in thread Fix whitespace around symbols

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I haven't written any code because I don't know how to start. I would like to do it in perl but other script languages are welcome.

I have tried your code and it works when the sentence contains one symbol. In case of more symbols, they are omitted from the second sentence.

Thanks

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Re^3: Fix whitespace around symbols
by Corion (Pope) on Mar 20, 2015 at 15:00 UTC

    I can't replicate the problem. When I run the program with the two sentences:

    $_= "This is a perl script/program- code."; my $target= "C'est un perl script / programme - codele";

    I get as the result in $target:

    C'est un perl script/programme- codele

    ... which is what I expect. If you tell us the exact input data and the exact output data you get, maybe we can work on finding the cause.

      Hi,

      I don't have a standard text, but the problem appears when I have two same symbols in the same sentence. For instance,

      <p>Is this a perl script/program or a java script/program?</p> <p>C'est un perl script / programme ou un script / programme?</p>

      Best

        Aaah, now I understand. There was the /g flag missing when initializing the %symbols hash. As soon as you add it to the three m// operators, the program works. See perlop and perlre for more information on the /g flag.

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