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Larry Wall
April 12, 2007 13:02
Re: perlrebackslash
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On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 03:23:12PM +0200, Abigail wrote:
:  \v                Short cut for (*PRUNE).
:  \V                Short cut for (*SKIP).

I would suggest reserving these for matching vertical (non)whitespace,
to go along with \h and \H for matching horizontal (non)whitespace.
These have have turned out to be pretty useful for matching horizontal
and vertical whitespace in Perl 6.  And arguably pruning and skipping
should have a longer, more readable Huffman coding in any case.


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