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Re: How to count substrings in an array?

by mbethke (Hermit)
on Feb 03, 2013 at 07:11 UTC ( #1016784=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to count substrings in an array?

Edit: forum glitch? As is evident from the title this should have ended up here

The "goatse operator" can make this a bit shorter and faster: $count =()= $string =~ /RE/; counts the number of matches in $string, so

my $count; for(@array) { $count +=()= /RE/g; }
does what you want. It evaluates the regex in list context so it returns the list of matches and then forces it to scalar context without assigning the list anywhere.

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Re^2: How to count substrings in an array?
by CKL on Feb 03, 2013 at 07:21 UTC
    sorry, I figured it out and meant to delete it, rather than leave a blank. thank you for your time anyway.

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