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Re: The 'g' modifier in compiled regex

by japhy (Canon)
on Apr 09, 2007 at 03:24 UTC ( [id://608926] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The 'g' modifier in compiled regex

The /g modifier is an attribute of the pattern matching action, not the regex itself.

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Re^2: The 'g' modifier in compiled regex
by bart (Canon) on Apr 09, 2007 at 09:23 UTC
    Likewise, the /e modifier is a modifier for the substitution step of s///, which is even one step further away from the regex (qr//) than /g, so that even m//can't use it.

    In Javascript, that borrowed a lot from Perl, the /g is indeed attached to the regex for replace, but IMnsHO, that was a design mistake. It should have been a property, or a separate parameter, of replace.