[tpm] Regex question
indy at indigostar.com
Tue Jul 8 08:50:00 PDT 2008
Use this code:
1: my $foo="ABC-987-01";
2: my ($bar) = $foo =~ /(\w+-\d+)-\d+/;
3: # $bar is now 'ABC-987'.
4: print "$bar\n";
Note that on line 2, the left side of the assignment is in list context
because $bar is enclosed in brackets.
my $bar = ... will not work because it is n scalar context.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Madison Kelly" <linux at alteeve.com>
To: "Toronto Perl Mongers" <tpm at to.pm.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 11:00 AM
Subject: [tpm] Regex question
> Hi all,
> I've got a simple problem I often come across, and I've got a way to
> make it work. However, I've always felt there must be a more ...
> elegant way of doing it.
> For example, let's say I want to copy a variable and strip a bit off
> the end;
> my $foo="ABC-987-01";
> my $bar=$foo;
> # $bar now 'ABC-987'.
> That's three lines. Is there a way to do this in one line?
> Specifically, is there a way to assign '$1' to a new variable in one
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