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Re: Store regular expressions in a file.

by mjscott2702 (Pilgrim)
on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:42 UTC ( #870830=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Store regular expressions in a file.

If you just wanted to create regular expressions for matching from a file, you could use the qr quoting operator, but don't think that will work for substituting as you appear to want to do - as others have pointed out, you would probably have to use eval for that.

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Re^2: Store regular expressions in a file.
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:52 UTC
    I see.


      This also works:

      #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my $data = "duck"; while(<DATA>) { chomp; my( $find, $replace ) = split ' ', $_, 2; if( $data =~ s[\Q$find][$replace]e ) { print "$data\n"; } } __DATA__ duck luck

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