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Re: Being Forced to Fork with Nested Regular Expressions

by halley (Prior)
on Jan 02, 2004 at 18:12 UTC ( #318386=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Being Forced to Fork with Nested Regular Expressions

I also wanted to abuse the regex system with twelve-level-deep s///e recursion to implement my Pentominos Solving Quine, but instead found that perl would crash horribly if it tried to recurse there.

for $pattern (@patterns) { while ($data =~ m/(?=$pattern)/g) { do_recurse($data, pos($data), $pattern); # $data is the source # pos($data) is the found place in the souce ++pos($data); } }
The alternative method uses pos() as an lvalue and m/(?=)/g as in the loop above, to allow me to iterate through matches yet not recurse via any regex code-evaluating trick. I do recurse, but not by getting the regex to do the call.

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