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When printing text with print, is there a \ tag or other way of making the " character.  I will be using many " and many variables, so using  print <<'end_tag'; for every quote is much too cumbersome.
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Question by:tmbb
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by:ozo
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print "\"$variable\"";
print '"';
print q(");
print q/"/;
print qq("$variable");
print qq/"$variable"/;
print '"',$variable,'"';
print <<"end_tag";
"$variable0"
"$variable1"
"$variable2"
"$variable3"
end_tag

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by:tmbb
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I am so freaking stupid.  Just after posting this I realized that variable substitution occurs in << print.  Well, thanks for a speedy and complete answer - post it and I'll give the points.
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by:ozo
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Just to be clear, variable substitution occurs in
<<"end_tag"
but not in
<<'end_tag'
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by:b2pi
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By the way, the answer to the original question (how to print a '"') is \"

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print "\"$variable\"";
print '"';
print q(");
print q/"/;
print qq("$variable");
print qq/"$variable"/;
print '"',$variable,'"';
print <<"end_tag";
      "$variable0"
      "$variable1"
      "$variable2"
      "$variable3"
end_tag
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