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Re^2: regex match with interpolated pattern

by fletcher_the_dog (Friar)
on Aug 18, 2004 at 19:49 UTC ( #384089=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: regex match with interpolated pattern
in thread regex match with interpolated pattern

You're date variable is using / as the delimiter. As a result you aren't matching the pattern you think you are. You could just use a different delimiter for your pattern.
if ($_ = m%$dm%) { #stuff }
If you are interpolating a string it does not matter if it has characters that are the same as the delimiter. The boundaries of the regex are determined before the interpolation is done. Try this:
perl -e '$string = "/"; print "08/14/04"=~/$string/ ? "matched\n" : "no match\n"'

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