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What you're seeing is a  perl -e " ... code ... " Windose command line padded out with spaces to emulate the appearance of multi-line source. The code comes from the Windoze clipboard. The original intent was to quickly cut/paste, possibly modify, and test posted code snippets, so I decided to eliminate blank lines. If I want to have something that looks like a blank line, "something" has to be there, and by convention, I use  ;; as that something.

By the same token, because what's after the  -e switch is just a single string/line, any  # comment-to-end-of-line just clobbers the entire remainder of the line, even though the remainder appears multi-line. So, no comments.


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In reply to Re^3: regex issue by AnomalousMonk
in thread regex issue by Anonymous Monk

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