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Re: Re: File::Grep: Add'l Functionality.

by Masem (Monsignor)
on Jan 22, 2002 at 02:55 UTC ( #140515=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: File::Grep: Add'l Functionality.
in thread File::Grep

Right now, I don't slurp the entire file, as to be efficient on memory. I can imagine a version where, at any one time, N lines from the file are in memory, thus allowing multiline regexes. The problem here is what to return in the case where you want the matched data. Do you return the N matched lines that triggered it? Or (and something to add to this version) just the line number where the match started? I think the best way to handle this would be to write an extention for the module, File::Grep::Multiline, that I can add later after getting the main part up to CPAN.

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