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Re: Parens mess up regex substitute

by Crackers2 (Parson)
on Jan 26, 2012 at 16:14 UTC ( #950154=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Parens mess up regex substitute

While all of the above answers are correct, I think they may be slightly missing the point of your question. What I understand you're asking is: "Why do the parens in $str do not screw up

(my $name = $str) =~ s{.*/}{}; # basename

but do screw up

(my $path = $str) =~ s{$name}{};

?"

And the answer to that is: they don't. It's not the parens in $str that are the problem in the second substitution, it's the parens in $name


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