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Re: help with regex

by graff (Chancellor)
on May 05, 2013 at 23:52 UTC ( #1032158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to help with regex

Your "Regex 1" matches because the space that precedes the backslash is neither a newline character nor a backslash. The only difference between Regex 1 and Regex 2 is that the latter will only match if the backslash is preceded by space, whereas in Regex 1, the backslash can be preceded by anything other than a newline or another backslash.

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Re^2: help with regex
by rnaeye (Pilgrim) on May 06, 2013 at 00:23 UTC

    Thanks for the help. It's simple after you explained it.