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Re: A challenging problem in perl regular expression

by Albannach (Prior)
on Jan 08, 2009 at 05:03 UTC ( #734806=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A challenging problem in perl regular expression

How about:
$_='JAZZxxJAZZJAZZxxJAZJAZZxxJAZZ'; print $_,$/; s/(.*?)(JAZZ)/('a'x length $1) . $2/ge; print
which gives:
JAZZxxJAZZJAZZxxJAZJAZZxxJAZZ JAZZaaJAZZJAZZaaaaaJAZZaaJAZZ

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