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Re: Problems with formatting the results of my regex

by Marshall (Prior)
on Jul 07, 2012 at 07:14 UTC ( #980452=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Problems with formatting the results of my regex

Why make it more complicated than it needs to be?

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my $in ="20120704 00:05:53.46;CmdTask(0);EV;FBLdxPreAlignment rtn=0, Y +offset=-4278 "; #desired: 20120704,00:05:53.46,,,-4278 my ($num, $time, $offset) = $in =~ /\s*(\d+)\s+([\d:.]+).*=([-\d]+)\s* +$/; print "$num,$time,,,$offset\n"; __END__ prints: 20120704,00:05:53.46,,,-4278


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Re^2: Problems with formatting the results of my regex
by monsoon (Monk) on Jul 07, 2012 at 07:53 UTC
    Doesn't match this: "20120704 00:05:53.46;CmdTask(0);EV;FBLdxPreAlignment rtn=0, Yoffset=-4278.25". The more I look at it the more I think the regex for $2 was supposed to match floating point numbers.
      Exactly, needs to match the possibility of a floating point number.
      The ".25" wasn't defined in the input spec, but this is fine addition that makes things more flexible.
Re^2: Problems with formatting the results of my regex
by superwombat (Initiate) on Jul 07, 2012 at 08:19 UTC
    Thanks so much for the additional help. I know my Regexes are not as streamlined as they could/should be, and I really appreciate the advice on how to improve them beyond just fixing the issue I was having.

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