Perl y/// Function

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Description

This function is identical to the tr/// operator; translates all characters in SEARCHLIST into the corresponding characters in REPLACEMENTLIST. It does character by character conversion

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

y/SEARCHLIST/REPLACEMENTLIST/

Return Value

This function returns the number of characters modified.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

$string = 'the cat sat on the mat.';

# This will generate a upper case string
$string =~ y/a-z/A-Z/;

print "$string\n";

When above code is executed, it produced following result

THE CAT SAT ON THE MAT.


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