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Re: m//g behaves strange...

by converter (Priest)
on Nov 09, 2003 at 21:54 UTC ( #305723=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to m//g behaves strange...

In scalar context m//g doesn't return size of the list it would give back when called in list context,

If you want the number of elements in the list returned by a pattern with the /g modifier when evaluated in list context, you can use a list assignment in scalar context, which produces the number of its elements. In this case, we assign to an empty list:

$_ = "456"; $count = () = /./g; print $count; # prints 3

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