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$*

$* was a variable that you could use to enable multiline matching. After a deprecation cycle, its magic was removed in Perl v5.10.0. Using it now triggers a warning: $* is no longer supported. You should use the /s and /m regexp modifiers instead.

Deprecated in Perl 5.

Removed in Perl v5.10.0.