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Re^2: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?

by thezip (Vicar)
on Aug 13, 2012 at 22:30 UTC ( #987230=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?
in thread Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?

Please correct me if I am wrong (or if I misunderstood your statement), but there is nothing in OP's regex that restricts a match to the beginning of a line. Hence, the eight consecutive characters may appear anywhere on a line. Right?


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Re^3: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?
by rnaeye (Pilgrim) on Aug 13, 2012 at 22:34 UTC

    Correct!
    "BrowserUk" and "thezip" 's suggestions solved the problem. Thanks.

Re^3: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 13, 2012 at 22:53 UTC
    Hence, the eight consecutive characters may appear anywhere on a line. Right?

    Yes, but since the lines that match the character class in question contain only those characters; and a regex will always match as early as possible; that'll be at the beginning of the line in these cases.


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