in reply to Re: Modifying the match position after each match
in thread Modifying the match position after each match
No, sorry ... this won't work either. However, you could not know because my example indeed would permit the simplification you suggest. The regex cannot be simplified to (_)[^']) since a) single quotes can also occur inside a string and b) I only know that the end of the string has been reached when the next underscore is reached. Another input string might be my $string = "_na'da_komo_el_so'l_"