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Re^2: Simple regular expression problem

by ikegami (Pope)
on Oct 03, 2005 at 14:40 UTC ( #496936=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Simple regular expression problem
in thread Simple regular expression problem

That's won't work if string contains no digits (which the OP said was a possible input). For example, $name will be just "a" for "abdbdr".

Update: Just plain wrong.

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Re^3: Simple regular expression problem
by Dietz (Curate) on Oct 03, 2005 at 14:45 UTC
    Therefore he anchored the regex with $ to match until the end regardless if a digit is present or not
      Shoot, you're right. Monday morning X_X

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