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Eric Brine via RT
February 4, 2012 16:19
[perl #109798] '/e' regexp modifier is not recognized by re pragma
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On Sat Feb 04 16:15:49 2012, wrote:
> On Sat Feb 04 04:05:02 2012, wrote:
> > When '/e' modifier is used with 're' module, Perl complains about 
> > unknown modifier. Personally, I think that informing about '/e'
> > not being able to be used by 're' module would be more useful.
> > 
> >     C:\Users\Konrad>perl -e "use re '/e'"
> >     Unknown regular expression flag "e" at -e line 1
> That message is accurate.
> >perl -e" /(?e:x)/ "
> Sequence (?e...) not recognized in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/(?e
> <-- HERE :x)/ at -e line 1.
> "e" is not a regular expression flag. It is a substitution operator flag.

Also note that "e" is not mentioned in perlre. The regex flags are (as
listed in perlre): m, s, i, x, p, g, c, a, d, l, u.

(I find this very odd that p, g and c are regex flags instead of match
substitute operator flags, but they are are.)

via perlbug:  queue: perl5 status: open

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