stupid perl question

John Machin sjmachin at
Sat May 27 02:20:40 CEST 2006

On 27/05/2006 9:15 AM, M.N.A.Smadi wrote:
> hi guys;
> sorry for sending a perl question here, but python guy "HAD TO" look at 
> perl code;
> how can i split a string that contains white spaces and '_'
> any clue?
> thanks
> moe smadi

Well the screamingly obvious way to do in Python what I think your 
imprecise question is asking is:

 >>> "foo_bar zot plugh _ xyzzy".replace("_", " ").split()
['foo', 'bar', 'zot', 'plugh', 'xyzzy']

Talking about screaming, I fled screaming from perl at about the perl 3 
stage -- I can't help you any further; I don't want to turn into a 
pillar of salt.

Why don't you ask stupid perl questions on comp.lang.perl??


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