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How would I change a10 into A:10 in perl?
It can be done in one line:
$combined =~ s/(\w)(\d+)/uc($1) . ":$2" /e;
My proposed fix:
$combined =~ s/([a-z]+)(\d+)/\U$1:$2/i;
"If the requirements change from 1 letter to more, your code won't handle it. "
If the requirements change from letters to kanji or hiragana characters, *your code* won't handle it either. And that is just as likely.
Coding now to exceed the known requirements, in order to cater for some future, speculative change, is a waste of time and effort.
When (if!) the requirements change, the the code can be changed to match the new requirements.
shiny regexes and rules offered by Perl 6
other CPAN module
by looking at it on my monitor
I print it and I read it in spare time
first I convert it into $FORMAT, then I parse it
I hire someone to do it
using my custom module
I write a brand new language to do the task
on the server where I play as human, XML is forbidden
what is XML?
I speak XML natively
I write a new grammar for Perl 6
some other way
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