in reply to don't get bit by split.
in thread @arrys & Non exact searches.

I've ask about about this before, I know (sorry but I need to do it again). I don't understand how to rewrite the code to store only the index number of the matching @names elements in </code>@matches</code>.

below is the current code.

sub search { my $terms = shift; my $pattern = join "|", split " ", $terms; my $case = $FORM{case} eq 'insensitive'?"(?i)":""; $pattern = qr/$case$pattern/; my @matches = grep { /$pattern/ } @names; return \@matches; }

Can somebody educate me, please.