I may have screwed my original post up.
I wanted to simply reply but instead I seem to have deleted the original message.
I amended my code as follows
if ($line =~ /(?:(?!throw).)/ )
debug ("Doesn't contain throw");
yet it still printed the statement for the line
I've put '.*' at the start and end of the reg exp but it still doesn't see the throw in the throw line.
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