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Re: [perl #109798] '/e' regexp modifier is not recognized by re pragma

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Tom Christiansen
February 6, 2012 03:49
Re: [perl #109798] '/e' regexp modifier is not recognized by re pragma
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Paul Johnson <> wrote
   on Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:42:42 +0100: 
>On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 04:18:38AM -0700, Tom Christiansen wrote:
>> >I do wonder if this is intentional or an interesting implementation s<SNIP>
>> It's been that way since time immemorial, but I can no longer
>> recall whether it was initially done by intent.  

>And it's seen far less frequently nowadays.  Back then we had a general
>tendency to be a little more cavalier in such matters.

What, /ee?  It's the normal way to get single variables interpolated.

A single /e is like an eval { }, and compiled at compile time.
A double /e is more like an eval "", and gets compiled at run time.

But I never much go beyond that, because that's writing
eval eval foo().


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