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Re: \b in Unicode regex

by kennethk (Abbot)
on May 22, 2017 at 15:00 UTC ( #1190858=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to \b in Unicode regex

Do you mean
$string =~ /$_/; $string =~ /\b$_\b/;
or do you really mean
$string =~ /\Q$_\E/; $string =~ /\b\Q$_\E\b/;
As soon as your variable contains Metacharacters, they are not the same. See quotemeta, Quoting metacharacters.

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