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Re: Search and replace problem

by atcroft (Monsignor)
on Jan 10, 2012 at 05:22 UTC ( #947105=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Search and replace problem

The problem you are having is that you have this: $string = s/Apple/Mango/g; where you actually want this: $string =~ s/Apple/Mango/g;

The '=~' applies the substitution to $string, whereas the '=' tries to assign the result of the attempted substitution on $_. (May not be exactly what occurs, but pretty close.)

Hope that helps.

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