Perl: Array of all regexp captures

Perl v5.25.7 added support for the @{^CAPTURE} variable which wrapped all the regexp parenthesis captures up into an array. If you need this functionality in a version of Perl older than that you can use this function:

my $str =  "Hello Jason Doolis";
$str    =~ /Hello (\w+) (\w+)/;

my @captures = get_captures(); # ("Jason", "Doolis")
sub get_captures {
    no strict 'refs';

    my $last_idx = scalar(@-) - 1;
    my @arr      = 1 .. $last_idx;
    my @ret      = map { $$_; } @arr;

    return @ret;
}


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