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Another curiosity: it is a special feature of m//g that if you don't parenthesize anything, it will return the entire match, so removing the parentheses from your first example changes nothing.

However, removing the outer parentheses from your second example causes a crash on my box (ActiveState 5.8.7).


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In reply to Re^4: Elegant way to split into sequences of identical chars? by Roy Johnson
in thread Elegant way to split into sequences of identical chars? by pKai

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