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Re: Matching quote characters?

by TedPride (Priest)
on Aug 06, 2006 at 22:02 UTC ( #565868=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Matching quote characters?

The object is to get the shortest possible string that starts with " and ends with either " or the end of the sample. So:

while (<DATA>) { chomp; print "$1\n" while m/(".*?(?:"|$))/g; } __DATA__ abc "def "ghi" jkl" mno"pqr"stu v"wx"y"z"


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