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Re: [perl #107262] Unmatched \Q \E in regexp should warn

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December 29, 2011 09:33
Re: [perl #107262] Unmatched \Q \E in regexp should warn
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On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 08:59:01AM -0500, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> * demerphq <> [2011-12-29T06:08:49]
> > This construct is not regexp specific, and does not warn in other situations.
> > 
> > perl -le'my $x="\Qfoo[]"; print $x'
> > foo\[\]
> > 
> > IMO, not-a-bug.
> Warning on an unmatched \E might make sense.  I'm not sure.  \Q should be
> allowed to end peacefully when the string terminates.

\Q is documented to escape all non letter/digit/underscores to the next
\E or the end of the pattern, whichever comes first.


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