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Parens mess up regex substitute

by BenHopkins (Sexton)
on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:04 UTC ( #950019=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    #!/usr/bin/perl
    use strict;
    ...
    print "(unescaped) path = $path\n";
    ($path = $str) =~ s{\Q$name\E}{};
    print "(escaped) path = $path\n";
    
  2. or download this
     str = /path/to/f(il)e
    name = f(il)e
    (unescaped) path = /path/to/f(il)e
    (escaped) path = /path/to/
    

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