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Re^2: getting a regex to return an array of matches?

by rmexico (Novice)
on Feb 14, 2006 at 18:16 UTC ( #530187=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: getting a regex to return an array of matches?
in thread getting a regex to return an array of matches?

the reason that i'm undef'ing the file terminator, is b/c i'm parsing files that could have lines spanning more than one line, so the normal '\n' isn't applicable


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Re^3: getting a regex to return an array of matches?
by Cody Pendant (Prior) on Feb 15, 2006 at 02:54 UTC
    i'm parsing files that could have lines spanning more than one line

    I think a moment's thought will tell you there's a big problem with that statement!

    If you have "lines" which span more than one "line", then you're going to have to define for us what the word "line" means for you -- first at the start of the sentence and then what it means at the end of the sentence.

    To put it another way, perl is happy to let you decide what the end of a line looks like, but you don't appear to know yourself.



    ($_='kkvvttuu bbooppuuiiffss qqffssmm iibbddllffss')
    =~y~b-v~a-z~s; print

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