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Re^2: Regexp Confuzzelemt

by ikegami (Pope)
on Apr 28, 2007 at 02:37 UTC ( #612494=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Regexp Confuzzelemt
in thread Regexp Confuzzelemt

But it also matches "TTT" in "aaaaaaaa#TTT"

That's a difference you introduced. If you put the \? back in, it won't.
/#(.*?)\?/
is equivalent to
/#([^?]*)\?/

The latter is safer. It's easy to introduced problems when using non-greedy quantifiers. They're not as resilient. For example, you can safely embed the greedy regexp in a larger regexp, but you can't safely embed the non-greedy regexp in a larger regexp.

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