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Re^3: 'grouping' substrings?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Feb 01, 2006 at 16:52 UTC ( #527112=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: 'grouping' substrings?
in thread 'grouping' substrings?

That's not exactly true. $& is only inefficient if you have another regexp in your program which doesn't capture.

However, it's use is discouraged, since captures can perform the same task without the "effect at a distance" of $&.

In this case, just replace $& with $1, and you're set.

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