in reply to Re: slurped scalar map
in thread slurped scalar map

Thanks, this elaborates on your analysis as johngg mentioned. I do not have fixed record seperators but I do have records of variable length/content so I rely on offset and size. I intend to use your example based on calculating each record's end offset:

#!/usr/bin/perl -slw use strict; my $data = <<EOD; record 1 is 20 bytesrecord 2 is 20 bytesrecord 3 is longer at 30 bytes EOD my $p = 0; my @refs; # endpos would be calculated based on recsize - this is simplified: my @endpos=(20,40,70); for (@endpos) { push @refs, \substr $data, $p, $_ - $p; $p = $_; } print '[',$$_,']' for @refs;

Hope I got that right.