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Re: New to perl and regex

by Utilitarian (Vicar)
on Nov 19, 2012 at 08:44 UTC ( #1004484=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New to perl and regex

Neatened up your regular expressions a bit:

print "Enter a string (enter quit or [CTRL]-D to quit): "; while(<>) { $line = $_; last if ($_ =~ /^\s*quit\s*$/i); next if ($_ =~ /^\s~*$/); if($line =~ /\s*[a-zA-Z\s]+\s*-?\d+\s*/) { print $_; } }
print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."

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Re^2: New to perl and regex
by rovf (Priest) on Nov 19, 2012 at 09:18 UTC

    I think it can be made even simpler than that:


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