Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Preserve Case in Regexp

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Mar 16, 2004 at 11:01 UTC ( #336971=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Preserve Case in Regexp

Is that possible or already existing, or already planned?
Not for perl5, but feel free to submit a patch.
Am I missing something here?
Such a substitution is probably far less common that you might think. Not common enough to use a regex flag and increase the complexity of perl (the interpreter). It would also start endless discussions of what the behaviour would be if the replacement is longer/shorter than the original, and cases where the match is in lower-case, the replacement is in upper-case, and there's no lower-case equivalent for said upper-case. Not to mention the symantics of the /eI combo.

Abigail


Comment on Re: Preserve Case in Regexp

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://336971]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others wandering the Monastery: (10)
As of 2015-07-07 00:47 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (86 votes), past polls