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Re: Dot star okay, or not?

by srawls (Friar)
on Jul 05, 2001 at 20:11 UTC ( #94148=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Dot star okay, or not?

Try:
s/^\s*//; s/\s*$//;
That is more efficient, because you only match the whitespace, not the whole string. And as to your question, of course dot star is okay, you just have to know when it is okay, that is the tricky part for people just learning regexes.

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