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September 1, 2019 01:54
Variable character class
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I found something easy in Perl 5 that's puzzling me in Perl 6- specifying a
character class via a variable.

Perl 5:
sub matching_chars {
  (my $chars_to_match, local $_) = @_;

say matching_chars('24680', '19584203'); # says 8420
say matching_chars('+\/\]\[', 'Apple ][+//e'); # says ][+//

Perl 6:
sub matching_chars(Str $chars_to_match, Str $_) {
    # warnings, treats as string not variable

How do I get Perl 6 to interpret a variable in the contents of a character
From I'd think
that  Rakudo would use the literal contents of $chars_to_match, instead
it's using the literal chars "$ c h a r s _ t o _ m a t c h" and warning
about repeated c, underscore, etc.


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