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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: splitting a field by an unrecognizable null field
Date: Sep 25 2000 2:26PM
Andrew Armstrong writes:
> > When using the split function, to return to an array.
> > Add parenthesis as follows:
> > ($first, $last) = split(/\s/, $name);
> > print "s first=$first last= $last name= $name \n";
> > Brian
> In the above example if the fname and lname were seperated by more that one
> space you would get back strange results. So change the regex to look for 1 or
> more spaces .
> for example
> ($first , $last , $other) = split(/\s+/ , $name , 3) ;
> print "s+ first=$first last=$last other=$other name=$name \n" ;
You may also be interested in the
($first, $last) = split(' ', $name);
form. Splitting on ' ' will split on whitespace, and remove all
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