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Re^5: Help combining two regex's into one

by Kenosis (Priest)
on Jan 16, 2013 at 04:38 UTC ( #1013496=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Help combining two regex's into one
in thread Help combining two regex's into one

...everything left of the \K is not included in $& and so cannot be zapped by substitution: it is "kept safe" from substitution.

Well said...

Given this, I might read perlre as "Keep the stuff left of the \K, i.e., don't include it in $&". Put another way, if the stuff left of \K were included in $&, it wouldn't be kept--and I believe this is the essence of your quote above.

Got a great laugh from your Update! Thanks for that...

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