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I0,

You have no base clase case for your recursion. When you get down to the bottom call, you try to execute "func xxx returns y". Try this (tip to stephen for cleaning it up):

#!/usr/bin/perl -wd use strict; print doFunc( "MAIN", "B(1)+C(2)" ); sub doFunc{ my ($theFunc, $rem) = @_; my $re = &get_re($rem); if( $rem ne $re ) { $rem =~ s/(\w+)\(($re)\)/doFunc($1,$2)/eg; } return "func $theFunc rets $rem"; } ## ## When we're called with the initial ## state, return "1|2". Otherwise, return ## our input, quotemeta'd. ## sub get_re { my ($in) = @_; if ($in eq "B(1)+C(2)") { return '1|2'; } else { return quotemeta($in); } }

-derby

update: There's a base case and a base class (no relation) but base clase?

update: Just spent a few minutes with your original. Here's it is with the base case added:

print doFunc( "MAIN", "B(1)+C(2)" ); sub doFunc{ my $theFunc = shift; local $_ = shift; my $re; $re = ${{ "B(1)+C(2)" => '1|2', }}{$_}||quotemeta; print "$theFunc: '$_'=~/$re/\n"; print join"\n",/(\w+)\(($re)\)/g,"\n"; if( $_ ne $re ) { $_ =~ s/(\w+)\(($re)\)/&doFunc($1,$2)/eg; # /ego works /eg fails } return "func $theFunc returns <$_>"; }

In reply to Re: recursive /eg fails by derby
in thread recursive /eg fails by I0

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    [GotToBTru]: I would think temporary variables would help in making the real life meaning of your structure clear
    [choroba]: the problems start when you want to "skip a level", i.e. the arrays for all the keys
    [LanX]: what are temps?
    [moritz]: oh, the question was about creation, not indexing
    [thepkd]: temporary variables
    [moritz]: [ { a => [ { b => 1 } ] } ]
    [choroba]: dereference ne creation
    [choroba]: at least in my lingo
    [moritz]: .oO( oh temps, oh moritz )
    [GotToBTru]: you are correct, choroba, but of course there is no point in doing one without the other

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