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Re^2: How best to strip text from a file?

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 05, 2012 at 10:31 UTC ( #1002300=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How best to strip text from a file?
in thread How best to strip text from a file?

I'm working on something similar, except the key/value pairs may span lines. e.g.
FOO: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do +eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim a +d minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut ali +quip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit +in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excep +teur sint occaecat cupidatat BAR: 2012
Is there a way to make perl "explain" what the regex is doing so I can adapt this to work with my data? Also is there a way to do this without using the smart matching feature? We use old perl, a change isn't possible right now.

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Re^3: How best to strip text from a file?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 05, 2012 at 10:54 UTC
    use re 'debug';

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[ambrus]: So that, or if you really want something agnostic to the loop, then use curl multi. Its interface is quite reasonable (unless you use an old version),
[ambrus]: though it's very C-like (serious use of varargs so easy to pass the wrong type), and there are some minor problems (busy loop because it doesn't use the same timer as your event loop, so you have to artificially delay timer callbacks by a small amount).

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