in reply to Re: Golf challange: match U.S. State names
in thread Golf challange: match U.S. State names
(Dropping the inner parens around the or-chain and disregarding the state of NN which is not being honored today.)
for qw(AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS
KT KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM
NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV
WY MY MNC .* ), " SD", "AZ\n"
OOPSDATE: Yep, matches if $_='.*' (see runriq immediately below and slightly to the right).
It needs /\Q$_/, as so often happens, which defeats the character savings.  I was looking at the \w as avoiding matching the spaces (which it also does).    (Oh, and thanks runriq and I'm sorry too!)