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What's wrong with $&?



kencl
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Jun 2, 2003, 4:01 PM


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What's wrong with $&?

I'm trying to track down a bug which is causing a core dump on SunOS (5.8) under perl 5.6.1. I came across a few mentions of $& causing a core dump "under some circumstances". Does anyone know where I can find some solid documentation on this issue?

Thanks Unsure

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Paul
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Jun 3, 2003, 8:30 AM


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Re: [kencl] What's wrong with $&?

You could show us the code if you wanted.


kencl
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Jun 3, 2003, 6:41 PM


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Re: [Paul] What's wrong with $&?

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the offer, but this is a project for work, and so far I havn't been assigned any more time to work on it, so at this point, I'm not even sure if I've hit on the problem. I was just looking for leads wondering if anyone knows why $& is considered unstable.

>> If you can't control it, improve it, correlate it or disseminate it with PERL, it doesn't exist!