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From Michael Davey - Sun UK Support Engineer <michael.da...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: special control characters
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2002 18:06:20 GMT

"Daniel F. Savarese" wrote:


> This should be
>   result = perl.substitute( "s/\\b/\t/", input);
> The regular expression escapes will be interpreted by Perl5Compiler,
> but the substitution is handled by Perl5Substitution.  So escapes
> in the substitution should be straight Java, except for \u\U\e\E which
> where added by Mark Murphy to handle inline case modification, which
> although technically part of Perl string handling, was deemed of
> sufficient importance/convenience.

I am not sure I understand your response.  Let's ignore \a, \b, \e and
\v for now.  How does substitute() parse the input string?


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