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Perl Documentation about quotemeta is conflicting #170

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p5pRT opened this issue Jul 8, 1999 · 1 comment

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commented Jul 8, 1999

Migrated from rt.perl.org#975 (status was 'resolved')

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commented Jul 8, 1999

From g.cioffi@piemme.it

[...]
NAME
quotemeta - quote regular expression magic characters

DESCRIPTION

Returns the value of EXPR with all non-alphanumeric characters
backslashed. (That is, all characters not matching /[A-Za-z_0-9]/ will
be preceded by a backslash in the returned string
[...]

The point is that characters not matching /[A-Za-z_0-9]/ aren't regular
expression magic characters... (doble quote is not, equal sign is not,
etc. etc.)

Sorry if I posted this report in the wrong place, but I didn't find any
email address for perl documentation related things... And of course
sorry if I'm wrong...

Thanks for you interest, Giuliano

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