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Re^2: No questions. Just a "thank you for named captures" !!

by Arunbear (Parson)
on Feb 06, 2013 at 17:26 UTC ( #1017476=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: No questions. Just a "thank you for named captures" !!
in thread No questions. Just a "thank you for named captures" !!

Python also had named captures before Perl, but why does it matter who had it first? Or do you mean It's a shame that Perl did not support them sooner than it did?
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Re^3: No questions. Just a "thank you for named captures" !!
by tobyink (Abbot) on Feb 07, 2013 at 16:54 UTC

    Strangely PCRE (the Perl Compatible Regular Expression engine) also added support for named captures several years before Perl.

    package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name
Re^3: No questions. Just a "thank you for named captures" !!
by sedusedan (Monk) on Feb 07, 2013 at 16:42 UTC
    Perhaps shame is too strong a word. How about 'it would be cool if Perl came up with named capture instead of other languages, remembering that Perl was/is kind of the state-of-the-art for regex stuffs.'

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[Corion]: hippo: At least for the German translation, the wordplay is translated as well
[Discipulus]: always! but if i can ask choroba why you always use the inverted (to me) form 1 == $.?
[choroba]: To avoid accidental overwriting of the variable in if ($x = 3)
[karlgoethebier]: Corion: Auch in hessisch? Mer wasses net.
[Corion]: Hmm - I'm not sure, I haven't read the mundart/slang translations ;)
[Eily]: $F[1] =~ s/^0//r could be written as (0+$F[1]). It's less explicit though
[Discipulus]: ah! seems wise choroba, you play safe
[shmem]: Eily: also -+-$F[1]

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