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Re: Explained: Trying to count the captures in a compiled regular expression

by ysth (Canon)
on May 03, 2004 at 16:13 UTC ( #350067=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Explained: Trying to count the captures in a compiled regular expression
in thread Trying to count the captures in a compiled regular expression

That runs in scalar context, so won't work; try:

$matches = (() = /($regex)??/) - 1;


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Re: Re: Explained: Trying to count the captures in a compiled regular expression
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on May 03, 2004 at 17:41 UTC
    or even
    /$regex??/; print "There were $#+ groupings\n";

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