> > That's the SAME regex (same spot in the source code) used twice.
> > Your first example was 2 different regex's, used once each.
>
> I'm not sure I can agree that this is the same regex, Jim is setting
> it to nil
> at the end of the function so that also is 2 different regex objects.

What I mean by "same" is that it's the same piece of source code, not the same
object.

All that said, I'm guessing.  It seems to fit the behavior, however, and I
*THINK* perl does roughly the same thing.