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Re: Perl Idioms Explained - @ary = $str =~ m/(stuff)/g

by shenme (Priest)
on Sep 15, 2003 at 21:00 UTC ( #291661=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Idioms Explained - @ary = $str =~ m/(stuff)/g

Is there an "... Explained" that covers the extension of this to:
$howmanytimes = @ary = $str =~ m/(stuff)/g; # or perhaps better as $howmanytimes = () = $str =~ m/stuff/g;
which then goes to show you don't need the capturing parentheses in the match and .... I'll shut up.