Thank you ActionScript! All these years of using a keyboard and today I’ve found the answer to a question you never asked. Please, do tell…
Q: What is that thing sharing a key with the tilde?
A: A “straight left quotation mark”.
And your follow up question, naturally…
Q: What the hell is it used for?
A: Funny you should ask. I finally have an answer. Thanks to ActionScript and regular expressions, combine it with a $ and it’ll fetch the portion of a string before the match when searching via regex.
Wow! You learn something new everyday.
|$`||The portion of the string that precedes the matched substring. This code uses the straight left single quotation mark character (`), not the straight single quotation mark (‘) or the left curly single quotation mark (‘ ).|