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a regular expression question
Be less greedy:
i know the netgroup file i'm processing probably doesn't have 3 spaces before the first comma, what if it does?
i thought regular expression matches the short possible pattern, not the longest, am i wrong?
As toolic mentioned, the .* construct is greedy and tries to get the longest match. If you turn it into .*?, it then looks for the shortest match. If you read the link he provided, you could verify that yourself.
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i don't know why a line that contains the words
doesn't show up
i haven't figured out all the rules yet of posting, but i meant to say thank you for your help
shiny regexes and rules offered by Perl 6
other CPAN module
by looking at it on my monitor
I print it and I read it in spare time
first I convert it into $FORMAT, then I parse it
I hire someone to do it
using my custom module
I write a brand new language to do the task
on the server where I play as human, XML is forbidden
what is XML?
I speak XML natively
I write a new grammar for Perl 6
some other way
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