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One lamented aspect of Perl is that regexes get really hard to read. ....

If you learn to regex, they're really easy to read :)

why not use a sigil ...

Because its not on the standard keyboard!

Also, its a delimiter not a sigil

Which is why I prefer to use @ for quoting like s@@@ </sarcasm>

But seriously, this is exactly why i prefer \ or

$ perl -MO=Deparse -e " s\\\g " s///g; -e syntax OK $ perl -MO=Deparse -e " sg " s///g; -e syntax OK
or even </sarcasm>

But seriously, between balanced delimiters like

perl -MO=Deparse -e " s {}//g " perl -MO=Deparse -e " s {}\\g " perl -MO=Deparse -e " s {}vvg " perl -MO=Deparse -e " s {}()g " perl -MO=Deparse -e " s {}[]g " perl -MO=Deparse -e " s {}<>g " perl -MO=Deparse -e " s<><>g "

I stick to keyboard characters

s///x
s===x
s,,,x
s!!!x
s~~~x
s>>>x
s}}}x
and the special case s'''x

The x means magic


In reply to Re: Demarcate Regexes with Unicode by Anonymous Monk
in thread Demarcate Regexes with Unicode by toro

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