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Re: s///g and capturing all matches

by jethro (Monsignor)
on Dec 15, 2011 at 14:27 UTC ( #943748=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to s///g and capturing all matches

To quote the documentation of s/// it " returns the number of substitutions made". You made two substitutions, so the result is 2

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Re^2: s///g and capturing all matches
by Random_Walk (Prior) on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:59 UTC

    Hi Jethro,

    and the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42 ;)

    I was wondering why the implementations differ, as well as seeking an ellegant way to get the behaviour I wanted. If s///; returned a list of the items sub'd out then it would be easy enough to use that in scalar contect to have the number. Felt rather un-Perlish to miss out on potential utility.


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