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Re^2: Determing whether a regexp has capturing matches

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Feb 27, 2007 at 16:03 UTC ( #602320=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Determing whether a regexp has capturing matches
in thread Determing whether a regexp has capturing matches

D'oh. Of course. Thanks.
sub has_captured_matches { return $#+ };

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Re^3: Determing whether a regexp has capturing matches
by kyle (Abbot) on Feb 27, 2007 at 16:08 UTC

    Keep in mind that $#+ is -1 when the pattern does not match, regardless of whether there are captures.

    "1234" =~ /(1)34/; print $#+, "\n"; "1234" =~ /134/; print $#+, "\n";

    That prints "-1" both times, and -1 is considered a "true" value.

      Keep in mind that $#+ is -1 when the pattern does not match, regardless of whether there are captures.

      Good point. I was just thinking of my context where I'm guaranteed a successful match.

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