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Re^2: Determining which pattern matched

by ikegami (Pope)
on Apr 05, 2010 at 22:23 UTC ( #832934=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Determining which pattern matched
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Use local our instead of my for variables declared outside of a (?{}) and (??{}) but used inside of them. It's much safer. Your second snippet won't work if it's moved into a function, for example.

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Re^3: Determining which pattern matched
by rubasov (Friar) on Apr 05, 2010 at 22:42 UTC
    I've just wanted to demonstrate the technic without much clutter, but you're absolutely right. I should take care to demonstrate the best practice which is using local our instead of my along with (?{ }).

    Here's a great thread explaining the reason behind this for the interested monks (including ikegami's notes): Regexes: finding ALL matches (including overlap).

      My comments in that thread were on an entirely different matter (handling backtracking through (?{}), which isn't an issue in the code here), but blokhead mentioned the issue with lexicals in that thread.

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