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Re: Re: Aharrr!

by benn (Vicar)
on Sep 17, 2003 at 16:08 UTC ( #292158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Aharrr!
in thread Aharrr!

I'm not sure what "squint at the dubloons" (Pirate for "study $_") does.
Indeed, study looks at a string and indexes the chars for later regex use - pretty much made redundant by qr though. Here though, it's simply decoration. :)

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Re: Re: Re: Aharrr!
by bunnyman (Hermit) on Sep 18, 2003 at 14:13 UTC

    study and qr are not the same thing at all. qr compiles a regex string into the data structure that represents that regex in memory. study processes a string that a regex is going to process later. So the difference is that qr speeds up the regex on the right side of =~ and study speeds up the string on the left side.

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