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Re^3: Questions concerning /o regex modifier

by suaveant (Parson)
on Nov 29, 2006 at 16:11 UTC ( #586733=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I could see deprecating it... especially since very little that gets deprecated ever actually goes away anyway. No old code would actually break but they would get warnings.

I wonder how it is being handled in Perl6... maybe you just have to wait a bit.

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Re^4: Questions concerning /o regex modifier
by idsfa (Vicar) on Nov 29, 2006 at 17:09 UTC

    The jury is still out on the /o modifier in perl 6, but it's not looking like it will be needed:

    Several modifiers, /x, /s, and /m, are no longer needed and have been retired. It's unclear whether /o is necessary any more. We will assume it's gone unless it's shown that caching can't handle the problem. Note that the regex now has more control over when to cache subrules because it is no longer subject to the vagaries of standard interpolation.

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