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Posted by gmeyer (gmeyer), 12 November 2003

I have a quick string question. I have passed a string to my program in the form
Is there a speedy way of quoting each value individually to produce:
$myhash{countries}=" 'England','Wales' ";


Posted by Custard (Custard), 12 November 2003

I assume you want to preserve the single quotes, then

myhash{countries}=join(',',map { $_= qq[\'$_\']; } split(',',$countries));

Seems to work.

A bit pedestrian though, there has to be a better way. I'll have a think....

Ok, I had a think..



Works too, but does alter $countries first.

nb. This substitutes all word boundaries for single quotes.



Posted by gmeyer (gmeyer), 13 November 2003
Thx Custard

The second solution suits my needs well.


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