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I appreciate the link, but that resource only tells how to work with a known quantity. I need to be able to match a variable number, conditional upon its relative value when compared to another number. In essence, I need to match based on the comparison result.

For example, how would one do something like this?

$string = "I have 5 apples, 6 oranges, and 8 limes."; #Match the oranges only if they are more than the apples #and fewer than the limes. $string =~ m/(\d+)\sapples.*(\d+)\soranges.*(\d+)\slimes(?{if (($1<$2) + && ($2<$3))})/g;
If I had something like that I could then plug in $var for $2.



In reply to Re^2: How to use "less than" and "greater than" inside a regex for a $variable number by Polyglot
in thread How to use "less than" and "greater than" inside a regex for a $variable number by Polyglot

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