On topic: The Wednesday Challenge

Robin Barker Robin.Barker at npl.co.uk
Wed Aug 15 16:30:49 BST 2007

> What's all this $/=\1 jazz? I've only seen \1 used in old regexes.

More commonly a larger number, see perldoc perlvar $/; e.g.
	$/ = \1024 
causes input files to be read in fixed-length records of 1024 bytes.

$/=\1 should cause the input file to read byte-wise.


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