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Re: Help me write a good reg-exp for this text

by benn (Vicar)
on Sep 05, 2003 at 16:07 UTC ( #289255=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Help me write a good reg-exp for this text

As this looks like fixed-length formatting, I wouldn't go with a regex at all, but with...
my ($desc,$code) = unpack("A60 A*",$line);#or however long 1st field i +s. $description_hash{$code}=$desc;
Cheers, Ben. Update: as would hardburn :)

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