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Re: Brute Force Algorithm with Perl reg exprs?

by idsfa (Vicar)
on Apr 25, 2006 at 02:41 UTC ( #545447=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Brute Force Algorithm with Perl reg exprs?

So, to restate your problem, you are looking to match between zero and length - hint_length arbitrary characters, the hint and between zero and length - hint_length arbitrary characters. The perlre sign for "between zero and infinity" is *, though you can be more specific (hint: look for the bit about curly braces in the doc link). Good luck -- old-hand at semester end cramming recommends starting earlier next time ;-).

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