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

I have been trying to learn regex and well I am having some trouble:

I though this would return true if any chracters other than the ones in the brackets were returned:

=~ /^[A-Za-z0-9]/

but I try something like ( hlding down alt and pressing 145 ) and it does not trip the fucntion. If I am trying to get a true value ( for error checking ) am I doing this the right way?


update (broquaint): added <code> tags