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Re: substitution of a string with Square brackets.

by mickeyn (Priest)
on Mar 20, 2006 at 10:38 UTC ( #537909=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to substitution of a string with Square brackets.

you should wrap $2 with quotes, i.e. \Q$2\E
$line =~ s#$methodname\((\Q$2\E)\)#private $methodname(\Q$2\E)#g
Enjoy,
Mickey

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