Would you want to use something else for that, maybe .comb?

From the spec:

'The comb function looks through a string for the interesting bits, ignoring 
the parts that don't match. In other words, it's a version of split where you 
specify what you want, not what you don't want.'


On Jan 27, 2010, at 7:08 AM, Mark J. Reed wrote:

> What does trans return in numeric (+) context?
> On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Carl Mäsak <cma...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> How is "character counting" done in Perl 6?
>> In Perl 5, it is `scalar tr/CG//` if I want to count the number of Cs
>> plus the number of Gs in a string.
>> S05 describes tr/// in terms of the .trans function, a handsome but
>> very different beast. Specifically, it doesn't seem to have a "scalar
>> context", with which one could count things.
> -- 
> Mark J. Reed <markjr...@gmail.com>

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