Is it possible to perform a named-group match in Perl's regex syntax as with Python's? I always bind the
$n values to proper names after matching, so I'd find it more convenient to do it in the regex itself if it's possible.
Python does it like so:
>>> import re
>>> regex = re.compile(r'(?P<count>\d+)')
>>> match = regex.match('42')
>>> print match.groupdict()
I know the
?P indicates that it's a Python-specific regex feature, but I'm hoping it's in Perl in a different way or was added later on. Is there any way to get a result hash in a similar manner in Perl?