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Re^4: A Perl aptitude test ("regular" expressions)

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on May 03, 2003 at 01:09 UTC ( #255213=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: A Perl aptitude test
in thread A Perl aptitude test

Well, even the regulating pieces of Perl's "regular expressions" are far from regular in any sense of the precise definition. The name just (incorrectly) stuck. (Recent Camels talk of "pattern matching"; I prefer that term too.) Finally, you also forget (??{ code }), which can both alter the string as well as regulate the match in procession.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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