Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
The stupid question is the question not asked
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Minimally more elegant (for some values of 'elegant'): use an alternative to the forward slash as a delimiter to change the path-separator in a code segment that ascertains the OS upon which the program is running (if ($^O eq 'MSWin32') { ... (adapted from below); } elsif ($^O eq 'linux') { ....

D:\_STM_work>perl -E "my $foo='/path/path/somepgm.exe'; if ($^O eq 'MS +Win32') {$foo =~ s?/?\/\/?g;} say $foo;" //path//path//somepgm.exe

Proofreading all the leaning toothpicks is a practice fraught with possibility of error; for elegance, stuff the separator changing into a sub which is called only when the script ascertains that the OS is some (recent) flavor of Windows.


In reply to Re: portability / system / elegance by ww
in thread portability / system / elegance by skendric

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (7)
As of 2022-08-12 09:47 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?