vonman has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

if( m#^coclli=(.*)# && $coclli eq "" ) { $coclli = $1; }
I have inherited a piece of code that "supposedly" works.

There are no variables or subroutines named m. What hould this code do? I see it as m then a comment for the rest of the line. Any ideas?


Edit 2001-03-12 by tye