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Re: Regexp to match regardless of whitespace

by JavaFan (Canon)
on May 03, 2012 at 17:05 UTC ( #968778=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regexp to match regardless of whitespace

There's no modifier that let you skip anything.

If you're just grepping for string literals, it's trivial to change it to allow for spaces:

my $pattern = join '\s*', split //, "whatever"; while (<>) { print if /$pattern/; }
Otherwise, I'd do as suggested: remove the whitespace in the line, than apply the pattern.

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