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Re^2: Best practice or cargo cult?

by strat (Canon)
on Jun 21, 2006 at 08:41 UTC ( #556606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Best practice or cargo cult?
in thread Best practice or cargo cult?

If my RE is too long for a single line but rather simple, I just use /x without a comment within the RE (maybe there's one before, e.g

# replace all <a href="link"...>linktext</a> # with [url="link"]linktext[/url] $var =~ s~<a \s+ href = "([^"]+)" [^>]* > (.+?) </a> ~\[url="$1"\]$2\[/url\]~gsx;

(Well, I know there are better ways to parse html than with REs, but it was the first example that came into my mind)

I only use g, s, m when really needed and not as default options.

Best regards,
perl -e "s>>*F>e=>y)\*martinF)stronat)=>print,print v8."

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