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[perl #129277] [PATCH] addition to perlrecharclass about '$' as"special"

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Kevin Goess
September 15, 2016 18:34
[perl #129277] [PATCH] addition to perlrecharclass about '$' as"special"
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This is a bug report for perl from,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.25.5.

[Please describe your issue here]

I'm suggesting a documentation change. perlrecharclass says "Most characters
that are meta characters in regular expressions...lose their special meaning
and can be used inside a character class without the need to escape them" and
goes on to list the ones that do need to be escaped. It does *not* list a '$'.
But this will not match a dollar sign or a comma:


and it would be good advice to point out that a '$' is as special inside a
character class as it is anywhere else in a regular expression.

[Please do not change anything below this line]

[documentation-irrelevant systems information elided for security paranoia]

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