|Just another Perl shrine|
Hence, the eight consecutive characters may appear anywhere on a line. Right?
Yes, but since the lines that match the character class in question contain only those characters; and a regex will always match as early as possible; that'll be at the beginning of the line in these cases.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
In reply to Re^3: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?