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17th September 2006, 07:09 PM
I've been looking and haven't found any site that can help me with this. I need to find out what .= means in Perl. I'm told it's not the same as regular = so ...

Any help?

17th September 2006, 07:21 PM

lets say that something is set to "qwert" and somethingelse is set to "yuiop"
Something .= somethingelse

causes something to become "qwertyuiop"

make sense?

17th September 2006, 08:27 PM
Game cheating! You were supposed to use google marushia.

18th September 2006, 07:42 AM
Maru, don't you ever look at operator lists? :p

Past that of course, what are you using Perl for? About the only thing it's truly useful for is string manipulation, and if you were using it for that I'd hope you knew such things as the RE inclusion syntax for Perl, let alone basic operators.

21st September 2006, 11:27 AM
Game cheating! You were supposed to use google marushia.

I have been cheating too, I bought a book on perl, I am gonna learn it by heart and own your little game...

21st September 2006, 01:03 PM
Z0rr0 That's sort of the point :P You're supposed to learn. But that's the only question that uses perl

1st October 2006, 02:22 AM
And asking Carnage to teach me something about Perl isn't the same thing? I didn't ask for the answer to the game, I asked for information to find the answer, namely the purpose of a specific operand. It's no different than looking it up on Google or in a book, so long as I learn what .= means.