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text to html simple conversion

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Hi,

I need a very basic text to html conversion function. All I need is to:

- replace special symbols with their alternatives (like < with &lt);

- put <br> in case of a single new line and put <p> in case of two new line chars in a row;

- put <a href> anchors if the text contains anything strting with http:// or https:// (so 'http://www.abc.com' would become <a href="http://www.abc.com">http://www.abc.com</a>
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s/(\n\n|[\n<>&])/${{'<'=>'&lt;','>'=>'&gt','&'=>'&amp;',"\n\n"=>'<p>',"\n"=>'<br>'}}{$1}/g;
s((\bhttps?://\S*\w))(<a href=$1>$1</a>)gi;
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I just had to exchange the 2 statement as something was getting messy with <br> tags inside link anchors :)))

But it worked great for me, thanks a lot
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