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> Is there a way to put special characters in the left part of the regular expression?

with special characters you mean the regex wildcards you're including for ... and the answer is no.

in short

$var[1] = "Gallia est omnis divisa in .+"; $var[5] = "Gallia est .+ tres"; $var[1] =~ $var[5] ;# false

what could maybe work is to successively strip common beginning and/or ending parts.

"Gallia est ..." is the smallest starting substring till an ellipsis.

Deleting it from both strings:

$var[1] = "omnis divisa in ..."; $var[5] = "... tres";

this configuration is always true.

such a strategy might work.

Cheers Rolf

In reply to Re: Using special characters in left part of a regex match? by LanX
in thread Using special characters in left part of a regex match? by shamat

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