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

my first question today worked out so well already... Here's another. :)

I don't want the '?' to get used as an optional marker thingy in the regexp... I instead want to see if $b is in $a... Help me make this work?

sh$ perl -e '$a = $b = "word?dude"; print "$a $b\n" if $a =~ m/$b/'