I can replicate that. But more to the point, I also get the following result which is closer to the original post:
(using both Perl 5.6.0 on Win95 and Perl 5.005_02 on Solaris)
% perl -sle '"Hello" =~ /(\w+)/; print $1' -- -1=foo
It's just plain wrong. Not only can $1
be assigned to, but afterward it refuses to take the pattern from the regex.
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