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I am working my way through a beginning perl text book in my free time and I am currently reading the chapter on regular expressions. Anyways, I am confused by a piece of this code:
$what = "[box]"; foreach (qw(in[box] out[box] white[sox])) { if (/\Q$what\E/) { print "$_ matched!\n"; } }
I get that it is storing the string \box\ in the varriable $what. If I understand it right, the foreach statement parses each of the strings in the parenthesies looking for the string \box\. What is the "qw" in the line "(qw(in\box\ out\box\ white\sox\))" though? I have no idea what that is. Sorry about the words box and sox being highlighted in red. I don't know how to stop this site from interpolating (correct word?) the brackets.

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