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in reply to Re^3: Perl 5.34 is released
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> $str =~ /[o]{,2}/'

missing the point!

Already proven in the post you downvoted (line 13)

Cheers Rolf
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Re^5: Perl 5.34 is released
by 1nickt (Abbot) on May 23, 2021 at 12:53 UTC

    "the post you downvoted"

    Nope again. (Update for the slow-to-comprehend: I did not downvote the post you linked to.)


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
      > again

      Orly?

      So please explain!

      $ perl -Mstrict -wE 'my $str = "foobar"; say 1 if $str =~ /{,3}/; say +$]' 5.028002 $

      (Update perl version added)

      update

      >perl -Mstrict -wE "my $str = 'foobar'; say 1 if $str =~ /{,3}/; say $ +],':',$^O" 5.032001:MSWin32

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        I would guess there's a special case when the brace is the first character in the regex.

        $ perl -wE 'say $]; say "Match literal" if "{,3}" =~ m<{,3}> && "x" !~ + m<{,3}>;' 5.030001 Match literal $ perl -wE 'say $]; say "Match space" if " {,3}" =~ m< {,3}> && "x" !~ + m< {,3}>;' Unescaped left brace in regex is illegal here in regex; marked by <-- +HERE in m/ { <-- HERE ,3}/ at -e line 1.