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I was thinking along the same lines too, but I had a different approach to it, which saved me three characters.

46 (but changes too much)
if we lookahead and lookbehind, we can lose the last "<!--$x-->" bit, and if we use $_ we can save 1 character from =~ and lose "my"
s/(?<=<!--)(.+?)(?=-->)/($_=$1);s|-||g;$_/seg

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In reply to Re^2: Golf: Fix de facto HTML comments by Chady
in thread Golf: Fix de facto HTML comments by tye

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