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Re^2: raffle_tickets_generator

by QuillMeantTen (Friar)
on Dec 03, 2015 at 11:57 UTC ( #1149298=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: raffle_tickets_generator
in thread raffle_tickets_generator

It is the first time I hear about the DATA section, thanks for pointing this feature out! also that way to write loops is great, I'm going to correct that at once.

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Re^3: raffle_tickets_generator
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Dec 04, 2015 at 14:01 UTC

    Good reference that talks about paragraph mode.

    use strict; use warnings; my ($first,$second,$third); { local $/ = ''; ($first, $second, $third) = <DATA>; } printf "First: %s", $first; printf "Second: %s", $second; printf "Third: %s", $third; __DATA__ this will go into the variable called first second here tail end charlie
    Dum Spiro Spero

      Just to be sure I get it, when you localise $/ as '' perl will see an empty line as the record separator? even if said empty line is actually just one '\n' character.

      I understand that making $/ equal '\n' you would have ended up with

      $first = "this will"; $second="go into the variable"; $third = "called first";

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