Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

For starters that regex you are using fails. You need two things a) you must learn how to use the Perl debugger and to step through your code. Writing reams of Perl code without the ability to deduce precisely where things are breaking is the path to misery and b) test your regexes:

DB<5> p $_ 5 504 DB<6> if (m/^[\.d\s]+/g){print 1} DB<7> if (m/^[\.d\s\t]+/g){print 1} 1
The line you are looking for has nothing but numbers, spaces, tabs, and periods. My test checks only for that and succeeds. Yours is testing is trying to eliminate lines. That, in itself, is not the reason why it is failing but from the sheer number of alternates you added to the regex it is sloppy. Use regexes to zero in on what you want in a file and less on what you are trying to ignore.

Celebrate Intellectual Diversity

In reply to Re: Generating a List of numbers by InfiniteSilence
in thread Generating a List of numbers by mlebel

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others imbibing at the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2018-04-23 06:40 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?