7stud -- wrote in post #991546:
> However, note that
> begin() and end() are the two elements of offset(), which we've already
> discussed above.  The idea was to additionally provide the relative
> offsets within a match, not just the absolute offsets within the string.

That's easy - subtract begin(0) which is the absolute offset of the 
start of the match.

>> "foo bar" =~ /ba(.)/
=> 4
>> $~.captures
=> ["r"]
>> $~.begin(1)
=> 6
>> $~.begin(1) - $~.begin(0)
=> 2

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