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Re: alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?

by space_monk (Chaplain)
on Dec 10, 2012 at 14:55 UTC ( #1008109=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?

Trying to sound knowledgeable without knowing why or how you got the results you did, I would suspect that this is something that you can't rely on in every version of Perl, and possibly even system to system.

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Re^2: alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?
by dk (Chaplain) on Dec 10, 2012 at 15:03 UTC
    Right, forgot that ... I tried it on 5.10, 5.16, and 5.17.6, with almost identical results. As to a system, I really doubt that it matters.

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