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Re: /i resets $1 on failed matches?  Andy_-@wiwb.uscourts.gov
 Jul 12, 2004 15:51 PDT 

Thanks Andy, er, that's why I suggested:
 I pointed out that:
cat b.txt |
    perl -ne 'print "$1\n"
if /(\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3})/;'

The question (lost, as always, amongst my ramblings) was why '/i' seems to
avoid the "$1 retains the value of the last successfull match so testing
it after a failed match gets you a defined (and old) value" gotcha of


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