|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Re^4: Looking up elements of an array in another array!by better (Acolyte)
|on Mar 23, 2013 at 06:33 UTC||Need Help??|
when I announced in my reply to Anonymous Monk the solution of all my problems was found, I was to hasty.
The script worked well within the setting I developed to test it. When I started it under real conditions I was surprised that many files had been copied, whose filenames didn't include the IDs listed in the text file. This was my thought at least at a first glance.
Then I realized that they did, i.e.: The operation "$_ =~ /^\Q$file/" on ID "I C 17" finds not only "I C 17.jpg" and "I C 17 -A.jpg" but also "I C 170.jpg" and "I C 1778 - A.jpg" etc. It's a characteristic of operating with regex which is well known and named as "greedy".
Now here is my next step: a snippet, which deals exclusively with the greedyness of regex:
All I have to do now, is to implement this into the main script
I hope, if this is done, the routine for importing files will work
better    (annoying this dull play on words, isn't it?)
update: I implemented this nontoogreedy matching into the main script and it works better than before. But it's getting even more complicated, because IDs named "I C 17 <1>" refer to image files named "I C 17 _1_ -A.jpg". So I have to replace the the brackets before matching.