Hi,

In message "Re: =~ obsolete?"
    on 03/08/09, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng <hgs / dmu.ac.uk> writes:

|That's "why the error message?". What about "Why will it be
|obsolete?"?

Because it's confusing.  Where both

  /pattern/ =~ string

and

  string =~ /pattern/

what do you expect from

  string1 =~ string2

which side should be the pattern?

							matz.