On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 23:18:12 +0900, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> In message "Re: $& write-protected?"
>     on 03/11/19, Simon Strandgaard <qj5nd7l02 / sneakemail.com> writes:
> 
> |[RCR] remove write-protection of $&, $1-$9, $', $`, $+
> |or perhaps let them stay write-protected, but let assignment via const_set
> |become possible?
> 
> If you update $~ (the match result), $&, $1, etc. would follow
> accordingly.  So that the better RCR should be to create MatchData
> without built-in regular expression match, I think.

Good idea for an RCR.  I vote yes immediately for a pure MatchData class ;-)

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Simon Strandgaard