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Re: the repetition operator does not repeat "\x00" Why?

by Hofmator (Curate)
on Oct 10, 2006 at 11:02 UTC ( #577371=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to the repetition operator does not repeat "\x00" Why?

The repetition operator works fine, try print length $_; it's Data::Dumper that does not output the '\x00' ...

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Re^2: the repetition operator does not repeat "\x00" Why?
by djp (Hermit) on Oct 11, 2006 at 03:32 UTC
    Data::Dumper prints it for me (Perl 5.8.8, Solaris):
    perl -MData::Dumper -e '$_ = "\x00" x 4; print Dumper $_' | cat -v $VAR1 = '^@^@^@^@';
      You are correct, Data::Dumper prints the '\0' but it is only visible in the output via something like cat -v. Nice trick btw, I didn't know about that. Thank you!

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