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in reply to Using special characters in left part of a regex match?

$var[$j] =~ s/\.\.\./\.\+/g;

The right half of an s/// substitution is not a regex, but a mere string. So if you want to construct .+ in the replacement, you need to write it as .+ and not at \.\+.

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Re^2: Using special characters in left part of a regex match?
by LanX (Bishop) on Feb 06, 2013 at 00:14 UTC
    > you need to write it as .+ and not at \.\+.

    He doesn't need to, it's no error.

    But it's better readable w/o escaping.

    Cheers Rolf