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Re: Non-destructive substitution?

by epoptai (Curate)
on Jul 03, 2001 at 01:17 UTC ( #93328=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Non-destructive substitution?

There is a cleaner way, but you still need the temporary variable to preserve $string. I assume you need $string later which is the only reason you'd need a non-destructive substitution. You can declare and substitute in one step:
(my$tmp = $string) =~ s/foo/blah/;

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