in reply to Re: Matching against $_ behaves differently than matching against a named scalar?
in thread Matching against $_ behaves differently than matching against a named scalar?

(my $first,my $second) = /^([^ ]+) ([^ ]+)/

Eeew :P

if( my( $first, $last) = $line =~ /^([^ ]+) ([^ ]+)/ ){ }