|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: Using a Regex to parse into keysby krusty (Hermit)
|on Oct 07, 2002 at 02:06 UTC||Need Help??|
The following example assumes these strings are sitting in a file somewhere,
that every instance of this search pattern has the possibility of more than one digit preceding the tilde,
and that there won't ever be an empty key.
If your strings are sitting in an array, you could join the array $string = join '', @array;
If you data doesn't precisely match, it may be necessary to make it might be necessary to make the search pattern a little more general, but hope this helps for a start.
Update: I didn't refresh to catch your replies before I hit submit, but ironically, this addresses your other concern, so it all works out in the end. This method is more efficient than a foreach loop.