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Re: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me
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Re: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me

It works on non-3 groups (pardon my M$)

C:\>type tmp.pl
   my $number = 3_151_592_65;
   print $number += 1000, "\n";

C:\>perl tmp.pl

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me

> perl is such a cool language.  i never knew you can represent numbers
> this way:
>    my $number = 3_151_592_653;
>    print ++$number, "\n";
> i can easily see that $number represents "three billion one hundred
> fifty one million five hundred ninety two thousand six hundred fifty
> three".  if, instead, i saw:
>    my $number = 3151592653;
>    print ++$number, "\n";
> i'd be sitting there all day trying to figure out what this number is.
> perl will balk if you use an underscore in anything other than groups of
> three, as in:
>    my $number = 3_151_592_53;
> jeez, for all the numerical stuff i do for research, i wish C had
> something like this built in!
> pete
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