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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.

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[erix]: lazyness-driven inventio :)
[erix]: "the dog ate my homework"
[Eily]: looks more like "all my plates are broken and I don't understand why. Also I can't retrieve the broken parts because the elephant in the room is on the way"
[ambrus]: Eily: also webpages aren't displayed on my monitor no matter what I click with the mouse, and there's a blackout right now, could that be a problem?
[robby_dobby]: ambrus: Yes
[hippo]: erix++: "the browser ate my code"
[robby_dobby]: Eily: Now, people are trying to be inventive with crowdsourcing their work, eh? Sure, call on the admins to k-line these sockpuppet accounts!
[robby_dobby]: hippo: I like how you equated your browser to a dog....

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