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Re^4: Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID

by thundergnat (Deacon)
on Feb 05, 2013 at 20:33 UTC ( #1017278=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID
in thread Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID

No, unfortunately that doesn't work either. A regex match in scalar context returns 1 or 0. It needs to be called in list context to return the value.

>perl -E"print 'foo'=~/(o+)/;" oo
>perl -E"print scalar 'foo'=~/(o+)/;" 1


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