Excerpts from mail: (20-Nov-97) Re: if $MATCH starts with a newline by David W
I couldn't get patch to accept it for the 3.11pre7 code, so I edited it in
by hand (actually, I prepended "/*" to the "if" line) and recompiled.
That's strange. I used 3.11pre7 as the basis for the code change...
It worked dandily. If the pattern to the right of \/ matched text that began
with a real newline, it remained intact in $MATCH; a putative newline, whe-
ther it was matched by ^^, ^, or $, was duly dropped.
Excellent! Thanks for confirming that, David! I really hope Stephen will
incorporate it in the next version he releases. It simplifies a great number
of my recipes considerably.