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In article <Pine.LNX.4.30.0208071733220.27607-100000 / candle.superlink.net>,
David Alan Black  <dblack / candle.superlink.net> wrote:
>Hello --
>
>On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 bbense+comp.lang.ruby.Aug.07.02 / telemark.stanford.edu wrote:
>
>> If you are tracking the cvs version of ruby1.7.2 there has been a
>> change in behaviour that affects many libraries. You'll get this
>> warning
>>
>> ../rmail/parser.rb:104: warning: string pattern instead of regexp;
>> metacharacters no longer effective
>>
>> - - Generally, you can fix it by changing code from
>> from a quoted string to a regexp. Sometimes however
>> the warning is a false positive. My understanding
>> was that metacharacters only worked if the string
>> was a "single char". You will get this warning for
>> strings that are multi-char but contain a \.
>
>In the past, strings longer than one char were treated as regexes:
>

- - DOH! No wonder my patches don't work... I am the master of
  remembering things backwards. 

- - Thanks, 

- - Booker C. Bense 

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