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Re: substitute within elements of array

by kcott (Chancellor)
on Apr 09, 2013 at 10:18 UTC ( #1027700=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to substitute within elements of array

G'day Dr Manhattan,

You say "... ending with ,|?|! ..." but your regex (s/(\.|\?|\!)$//) isn't removing commas. Is that the bit that isn't working? You really need to show your input and output: "it does not work" is an entirely inadequate error report.

I think you'd be better off with a single character class ([?!,]) than an alternation with all those escaped characters:

$ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -E ' my @words = ("what?", "what!", "what,"); say for map { s/[?!,]$//; $_ } @words; ' what what what

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[marto]: so if someone just patched something, there's a problem
[marto]: or perhaps just a temporary thing
[LanX]: no I had a typo
[LanX]: jdporter: fixed it s/$p/$q/

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