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Answer: Using CODEconstant/CODEs in regexes?

by abstracts (Hermit)
on Aug 11, 2001 at 02:52 UTC ( #104064=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > Using constants in regexes? - Answer contributed by abstracts

Use the (?{ CODE }) experimental feature at your own risk:
use constant TEST => 'def'; my $string = 'abcdefg'; if ($string =~ /(?{TEST})/) { print "The string contains the constant.\n"; }else{ print "The string doesn't contain the constant.\n"; }

Aziz,,,

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Re: Answer: Using CODEconstant/CODEs in regexes?
by japhy (Canon) on Aug 11, 2001 at 03:11 UTC
    Err, I think you were thinking of (??{ ... }). That's overkill, in my opinion. Your approach doesn't work, since (?{ ... }) merely executes code, it doesn't use it as part of the regex.

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    Jeff[japhy]Pinyan: Perl, regex, and perl hacker.
    s++=END;++y(;-P)}y js++=;shajsj<++y(p-q)}?print:??;

      You are absolutely right: it was $$ not $. And yes it is an overkill, but it works. I just couldn't remember the syntax of @{[...]}.

      Thanks for the correction

      Aziz,,,

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