On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> 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
        [...]
> what do you expect from
>
>   string1 =~ string2
>
> which side should be the pattern?

Thank you. *The* reason was what I wanted, and this improves clarity
of code, so is a good reason.  I don't think I've ever used strings
on both sides of =~ myself, but I was curious about why the change
was planned.
>
> 							matz.
>
        Thank you,
        Hugh
>