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Re^3: Determining which pattern matched

by rubasov (Friar)
on Apr 05, 2010 at 22:42 UTC ( #832939=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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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).

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Re^4: Determining which pattern matched
by ikegami (Pope) on Apr 06, 2010 at 00:24 UTC
    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.