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in reply to Re: Perl oddities (s/// doesn't DWIM in map)
in thread Perl oddities

Good point. More generic: Having no built-in s/// that returns a modified copy is annoying.

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Re^3: Perl oddities (s/// doesn't DWIM in map)
by heptadecagram (Novice) on Mar 01, 2005 at 15:40 UTC

    True. I'd like to see a switch:

    my $modified = s/$pattern/$change_to/gr;

    Where /r stands for 'replaced', or somesuch.

      Would that be equivalent to
      (my $modified = $_) =~ s/$pattern/$change_to/g;
      or
      s/$pattern/$change_to/g; my $modified = $_;
      ?

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