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Re: Regular expressions are:

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 03, 2009 at 03:23 UTC ( #747607=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Regular expressions are:

I voted for "What makes Perl so strong". However it should really be "What made Perl so strong".

As most of the modern languages support regexp now, that is no longer something that distinguishes perl from the rest.

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[erix]: maybe I should have cobbled together a more simple example
[erix]: the main question is whether repeating groups get captured. I thought they did but it looks they do not.
[erix]: or they probably get overwritten when the repeating is done
[erix]: I'd better split by union/intersect/ except and submit the resulting parts to a simple regex

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