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Re: Escaping quotemeta() in regex

by ikegami (Pope)
on Nov 30, 2005 at 16:34 UTC ( #512988=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Escaping quotemeta() in regex

That doesn't really make any sense. Does
\dir\d\file.txt
mean
\\dir\\d\\file\.txt
or
\dir\d\\file.txt
or something else?
There's no way to tell what the user meant. There's a reason why regexp provide an escape character: It is required.

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Re^2: Escaping quotemeta() in regex
by sweetblood (Parson) on Nov 30, 2005 at 17:12 UTC
    Exactley, this is why I ask if there may be someway to tell quotemeta the this protion of the string should not be escaped because it contains valid expression metacharacters.

    Sweetblood

      What distinguishes the portion that should be escaped from the portion that shouldn't be?
        That's my question :)

        Sweetblood

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