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Re: Re: Array::Compare issues

by sunadmn (Curate)
on Oct 03, 2003 at 20:09 UTC ( #296381=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Array::Compare issues
in thread Array::Compare issues

Ok so we tried that and we are getting this now:
Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at ./compare line 25.
Here is the updated code:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use Array::Compare; use strict; my $file1 = "/var/tmp/db.bind1"; my $file2 = "/var/tmp/db.bind2"; my $out = "/var/tmp/compare_out"; open(FILE1, "$file1") || die "Can't open $file1 to read\nReason: $!\n +"; my @file1 = <FILE1>; close(FILE1); open(FILE2, "$file2") || die "Can't open $file2 to read\nReason: $!\n +"; my @file2 = <FILE2>; close(FILE2); open(OUT, ">$out") || die "Cant create $out\nReason: $!\n"; my $comp = Array::Compare->new(DefFull => 1); print OUT "line $_ differs. File 1: $file1[ $_ ] != File 2: $file2[ $_ + ]\n" for $comp->full_compare(\@file1,\@file2); #$comp->compare(\@file1, \@file2); #print OUT $comp->full_compare(\@file1,\@file2); close(OUT); exit;

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Re: Re: Re: Array::Compare issues
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 03, 2003 at 20:28 UTC

    That simply means that the value in one of the arrays is the null string ('') eg, a blank line.

    You can either trun of that particular warning with

    no warnings 'uninitialized';

    See perllexwarn for details.

    Or you could modify the print statement to provide better diagnostics.

    print OUT "line $_ differs. File 1: ", $file1[ $_ ] || '[blank]', " != File 2: ", $file2[ $_ ] || '[blank]', "\n" for $comp->full_compare(\@file1,\@file2);

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      Thanks for the help there that actually worked for me, but I think I am going to also give Merlyn's method a shot. Maybe the best solution is more simplistic, LOL. Thanks again, -Sunadmn

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