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Re^2: Regex help/ Lua parse

by marquezc329 (Scribe)
on Oct 26, 2012 at 21:24 UTC ( #1001138=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Regex help/ Lua parse
in thread Regex help/ Lua parse

Thank you for your detailed response.

Read and bookmarked perlstyle.

$line =~ /^\s*names\s*=\s*{\s*([^}]+)/; (my $names = $1) =~ y/" //d; my @tags = split /,/ => $names;

^ I figured that my original method could be reduced, but I couldn't seem to figure out how to go about it. This is definitely a much more elegant solution. Thank you for your reference to Quote-Like-Operators. I do have a question though about:

(my $names = $1) =~ y/" //d;
I have seen this construct before on PerlMonks. I did a search and found Use of parentheses around a variable, but wasn't sure how it applied to regexps. Is there a specific name for this method of assignment that I can use to better my search results?

Concepts are easily read, but I feel like I learn most by having my code reviewed by the talented and experienced monks. Thank you again for taking the time out to provide guidance in my learning.

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Re^3: Regex help/ Lua parse
by kcott (Chancellor) on Oct 27, 2012 at 04:55 UTC

    I don't think that construct has a specific name - it's just using parentheses to change precedence. Usage examples for s/// can be found in Regexp Quote-Like Operators; examples for y/// (although its synonym tr/// is used in these examples) can be found in Quote-Like Operators.

    In Perl 5.14.0, an r option was introduced (see perl5140delta under Core Enhancements - Regular Expressions - Non-destructive substitution). This makes the following equivalences:

    # For y/// (my $x = $y) =~ y///; my $x = $y =~ y///r; # Ditto for its synonym tr/// (although not mentioned in perl5140delta +) (my $x = $y) =~ tr///; my $x = $y =~ tr///r; # And for s/// (my $x = $y) =~ s///; my $x = $y =~ s///r;

    The first two links above are for the current Perl version (5.16.0 at the time of writing) so they have examples of this also.

    -- Ken

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