[lug] Self-modifying Perl

Bill Thoen bthoen at gisnet.com
Wed Oct 4 15:39:51 MDT 2006

Is there a way to execute Perl regex commands as variables within Perl? For
eaxmple, this doesn't work, but is something like it possible?


my $cmd = 's/\d/!/g';
while (<>) {
  print "$_\n";

What I'd like to be able to do is execute $cmd as if it were the substitute
regex. Ultimately, $cmd would be "fed" from a data file, which would allow
the program to behave differently depend on which data file I feed it.

- Bill Thoen

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