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Date: 2011jul7
Language: perl

Q.  How do I split a string into characters so I can look at each one?

A.  Use split() with // as the pattern.  For example:

$str = 'hello'; for $c (split(//,$str)) { print "c=$c\n"; }
However, usually in perl its better to use pattern matching to find something in a string.