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Easy Scalar Matching Problem

Easy Scalar Matching Problem

Easy Scalar Matching Problem

(OP)
But not easy to me.  What do I need to do to match all of the occurrences of a name of a month?  This is what I've got, but it doesn't work this way, using qw, whitespace instead of ¦, or as an array.  I don't get it.
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$months='january¦february¦march¦april¦may¦june¦july¦august¦september¦october¦november¦december';

if ($token =~/$months/)

{do something}

*****************
MTIA
rja

RE: Easy Scalar Matching Problem

Your syntax make good sense.  Strange :^\  When I copy the code above and run on my box, I have to change the pipe chars from HEX 'A6' to HEX '7C' to get it to work.   

This works  - copied from my box
#!perl
$token = 'june';
$months='january¦february¦march¦april¦may¦june¦july¦august¦september¦october¦november¦december';
if ($token =~ /$months/) { print "Matched"; }


I notice that the pipes change back to HEX 'A6' when this POST is previewed.




keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: Easy Scalar Matching Problem

(OP)
GoBoat:  Thanks much yr reply.  It still doesn't work on my Windows machine.  What is the English description of HEX7C?  I tried the same code using commas and whitespace, with same unsuccessful result.  And, is there another way to do this?  It does seem strange, doesn't it?

rja

RE: Easy Scalar Matching Problem

I am having some real trouble believing that the pipe char could be the problem here.....we must be missing something.  Maybe someone else has some ideas....

Anyway, in english...
HEX 'A6' is a broken vertical bar.  - Decimal value '166'
HEX '7C' is a solid vertical bar.  - Decimal value '124'

When I use "shift-\"(below backspace and above enter - on my keyboards), I get a pipe symbol (verticle bar) with a hex value of '7C'.  That character works as the 'OR' operator.  
This is true for the WinNT 4.0 box and for my Sun Ultra running SunOS.




keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: Easy Scalar Matching Problem

I have perlbuilder and running win nt. I just tried out the code and it works. Here is what my code is:

$months='january¦february¦march¦april¦may¦june¦july¦august¦september¦october¦november¦december';

$token = 'march';

if ($token =~/$months/) {print "yes";}

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