[sf-perl] Plucking from a string

yary not.com at gmail.com
Fri May 23 07:50:48 PDT 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 7:47 AM, yary <not.com at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 7:30 AM, Neil Heller <nheller at silcon.com> wrote:
..>> why is the d+ escaped?
> Try it without the backslash, and then try replacing the numbers in
> the input with the letter "d". It's an eye opener!

oops, what I should have said was

Try this

while ($theline =~ /(${TARGETSTR}d+)/gi) {  print "$1\n"; }

once you remove the backslash, you have to add the brackets around the
variable to prevent the "d" from becoming part of the variable.

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