in reply to Replacing a specfied instance of a pattern in a string
my $instance = 3;
$string = s/fsih/--$instance?$&:'fish'/eg;
There is no Extraterrestrial life
There aren't any suitably capable Extraterrestrials
Interstellar travel is too difficult
We're too uncool / not worth the trouble
What do you mean they haven't visited?
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