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Re: Balanced delimiter parsing

by I0 (Priest)
on Oct 06, 2002 at 06:43 UTC ( #203141=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Balanced delimiter parsing

Using only regexps
$_="...<value>...<value>...</value>...</value>..."; ($re=$_)=~s#((<value>)|(</value>)|.)#${[')','']}[!$3]\Q$1\E${['(','']} +[!$2]#gs; print join "\n",eval{/$re/}; die $@ if $@=~/unmatched/i;

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[choroba]: erix Seems too complex
[erix]: do you mean: 'it can be done simpler', or 'it won't work' ?
[choroba]: I wouldn't want to maintain it in the current form
[erix]: ok, but mainainability comes after it has been made to work :)
[erix]: maybe I should have cobbled together a more simple example
[erix]: the main question is whether repeating groups get captured. I thought they did but it looks they do not.

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