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Re: Grep reutrn the occurance of a pattern

by moklevat (Priest)
on Mar 13, 2008 at 13:56 UTC ( #673967=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Grep reutrn the occurance of a pattern

To get the number of matches you evaluate grep in scalar context. Here:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my @items = qw/yes no no no yes yes no no/; my $number_of_matches = grep(/yes/,@items); print "$number_of_matches\n";

Prints 3.

Update: Noticed that I left out @items, and I see I am not alone in my confusion about exactly what it was the OP wanted.

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