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•Re^4: Please evaluate: RegEx for validating e-mail addresses

by merlyn (Sage)
on Sep 25, 2004 at 20:44 UTC ( #393849=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Please evaluate: RegEx for validating e-mail addresses
in thread Please evaluate: RegEx for validating e-mail addresses

Yes, you remember almost correctly! The problem is nested comments. The oft-quoted monster regex deals with all comments, but no nested comments. Nested comments are impossible without resorting to trickery (a regex that only Perl could do because it has embedded Perl code).

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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