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Re: Error in my Regular expression pattern

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Mar 18, 2012 at 15:48 UTC ( #960293=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Error in my Regular expression pattern

Here is the "canonical" way of counting matches into a scalar:
~$ perl -e 'my $x=()="Twinkle twinkle little star"=~/twinkle/ig; print + qq|$x\n|' 2
Note the use of () as an intermediate to switch between scalar and list contexts.
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