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Re: Stupid question about strings...

by RichardK (Priest)
on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:22 UTC ( #1093524=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Stupid question about strings...

If you don't need any wildcards use index

if (index($str1,$str2) != -1) { ... }


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Re^2: Stupid question about strings...
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Jul 14, 2014 at 15:31 UTC

    Best, IMHO, because it is now quite obvious what “the programmer’s intent” must have been.   Anytime I see a regex, I know I’m going to have to “figure out” the regex in order to be certain what the code was meant to do, and I’m going to worry that the bug might actually be caused by some edge-case that the clever programmer didn’t anticipate.   If the same thing can be done with something that is simpler, it’s better.

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