Issue #7042 has been reported by Hanmac (Hans Mackowiak).

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Bug #7042: String#=~ is not equal to Regexp#=~
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7042

Author: Hanmac (Hans Mackowiak)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p194 (2012-04-20 revision 35410) [x86_64-linux]


i found out that string =~ regexp is not equal to regexp =~ string
when you use named captures:

"6:15 PM" =~ /(?<hour>\d+):(?<minute>\d+) (?<pm>A|P)M/; p hour,minute,pm # works not
/(?<hour>\d+):(?<minute>\d+) (?<pm>A|P)M/ =~ "6:15 AM"; p hour,minute,pm # works

i wonder why is that so ?


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