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Re: Matching quote characters?

by TedPride (Priest)
on Aug 06, 2006 at 22:02 UTC ( #565868=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Matching quote characters?

The object is to get the shortest possible string that starts with " and ends with either " or the end of the sample. So:
while (<DATA>) { chomp; print "$1\n" while m/(".*?(?:"|$))/g; } __DATA__ abc "def "ghi" jkl" mno"pqr"stu v"wx"y"z"

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[ww]: OTOH, -- for ads suggesting that being good at games is somehow eq "greatness"
[ambrus]: 1nickg: obviously the gamers don't know. but anyway, I need the whole room backlit, because watching a monitor in a dark room (like many people do) is tiring for my eyes, even more so than doing it in a lit room.
[1nickt]: ambrus I agree. I suspect one's eyes are always trying to adjust across the boundary between very bright and very dark ... like a camera's autofocus struggling to choose the target.

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