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* re.c (rb_reg_s_last_match): Update $~ to reference Regexp

  documentation about "special global variables".  [Bug #6723]


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+Wed Jul 25 06:49:12 2012 Eric Hodel <drbrain@segment7.net>
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+ * re.c (rb_reg_s_last_match): Update $~ to reference Regexp
+ documentation about "special global variables". [Bug #6723]
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Wed Jul 25 06:28:56 2012 Eric Hodel <drbrain@segment7.net>
* iseq.c: Added documentation. Patch by David Albert. [Bug #6785]
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@@ -3437,14 +3437,16 @@ match_setter(VALUE val)
* Regexp.last_match -> matchdata
* Regexp.last_match(n) -> str
*
- * The first form returns the <code>MatchData</code> object generated by the
- * last successful pattern match. Equivalent to reading the global variable
- * <code>$~</code>. The second form returns the <i>n</i>th field in this
- * <code>MatchData</code> object.
- * <em>n</em> can be a string or symbol to reference a named capture.
+ * The first form returns the MatchData object generated by the
+ * last successful pattern match. Equivalent to reading the special global
+ * variable <code>$~</code> (see Special global variables in Regexp for
+ * details).
+ *
+ * The second form returns the <i>n</i>th field in this MatchData object.
+ * _n_ can be a string or symbol to reference a named capture.
*
- * Note that the <code>last_match</code> is local to the thread and method scope
- * of the method that did the pattern match.
+ * Note that the last_match is local to the thread and method scope of the
+ * method that did the pattern match.
*
* /c(.)t/ =~ 'cat' #=> 0
* Regexp.last_match #=> #<MatchData "cat" 1:"a">

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