On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 1:58 AM, 7stud -- <bbxx789_05ss / yahoo.com> wrote:
> You can also get the relative offset like this:
>
> str = "_foo_ _bar_"
>
> str.scan(/_(\w+)_/) do |curr_match|
>  >   ۰>  >    >    > end

That's nice!  I wasn't aware of this.  Thanks for sharing!

I also just read this in the docs:

"Note that the last_match is local to the thread and method scope of the method
that did the pattern match."

So forget my point about $~ being safer.

Kind regards

robert

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