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Re^3: regex for string

by arkturuz (Curate)
on Aug 18, 2009 at 09:36 UTC ( #789402=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: regex for string
in thread regex for string

It won't match what you want because the '*' quantifier is greedy, and the '?' can match 0 or 1 times. So, the '*' matches all of the it can, and the last '?' matches 0 times; so the match is successful. You have to force '*' to give something back to the rest of the regex by replacing '?' with '{1}' for example.

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Re^4: regex for string
by saranperl (Initiate) on Aug 18, 2009 at 11:06 UTC
    good explaination... thanks

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