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Re: Removing javascript comments

by renodino (Curate)
on Apr 09, 2008 at 23:39 UTC ( #679372=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Removing javascript comments

You might cheat from Dean Edward's packer implemented in Perl (and several other languages). It does a great deal more than just strip comments, but you can always run the output back thru a beautifier to reconstruct code layout.

Otherwise, I'd suggest looking into Text::Balanced, since parsing JS has many of the same gotchas as parsing Perl, notably, regex syntax that can contain stuff that looks like comments.

Perl Contrarian & SQL fanboy

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