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Can I use Perl regular expressions to match balanced text?by faq_monk (Initiate)
|on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:25 UTC||Need Help??|
Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.
Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:
Although Perl regular expressions are more powerful than ``mathematical''
regular expressions, because they feature conveniences like backreferences
An elaborate subroutine (for 7-bit
ASCII only) to pull out balanced and possibly nested
single chars, like
The C::Scan module from CPAN contains such subs for internal usage, but they are undocumented.