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Re: Named Captures

by Corion (Pope)
on Oct 06, 2010 at 11:09 UTC ( #863756=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Named Captures

You don't have a loop around the /g match, so it only matches once and uses the first matching alternative, "a".

The following loops over the string and outputs %+ whenever it matches something:

> perl -wE"while ('abcde'=~m[(?<a>a)|(?<b>b)|(?<c>c)|(?<d>d)]g){say'-- +';say for keys%+}" -- a -- b -- c -- d

I don't think that %+ will ever be filled with keys from more than one part of an alternation, so you'll never find more than one key in your example. To get all keys you'll likely need to introduce an explicit ordering or enumerate the alternatives.

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Re^2: Named Captures
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 06, 2010 at 11:19 UTC

    So, each iteration of the implicit /g loop will overwrite %+. Ie. they don't accumulate?

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