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Re^3: Regex help

by pKai (Priest)
on Jul 26, 2009 at 09:48 UTC ( #783284=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Regex help
in thread Regex help

Those remarks in perlre are not specific to character classes, and one regularly thinks these character classes are more special.

Explicit mentioning of $ being special in character classes is found in perlretut#Using-character-classes:

…The special characters for a character class are -]\^$ (and the pattern delimiter, whatever it is). ] is special because it denotes the end of a character class. $ is special because it denotes a scalar variable.…

So indead not only punctation variables are being expanded:

E:\Temp>perl -Mstrict -we "my $foo=7;die qq(matched '$&'\n) if '123456 +7rab_.'=~/[${foo}bar]+/" matched '7rab'

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