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Re: Re: Death to Dot Star!

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 27, 2002 at 04:49 UTC ( #147811=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Death to Dot Star!
in thread Death to Dot Star!

you seem to have missed the point and all the nodes in this thread, not good


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Re: Re: Re: Death to Dot Star!
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 27, 2002 at 16:46 UTC
    I posted this as a tip to the readers of this thread. The audience is people who aren't too fluent with regexes, and the regex for matching the question is perhaps tough for beginners. I merely wanted to point out that you don't always have to use that cumbersome and easy-to-slip-with solution. And yes, I understand that it was for educational purposes.

    The task was to get rid of .*?'s in this case unwanted behaviour. That is what my solution does. I don't see why this solution doesn't fit into the thread as nicely as Ovid's regex.

    I was a bit sparse with words in my previous post, but I had no intention to devalue Ovid's node. I think it's great. I just wanted to share an idea that was applyable to the problem Ovid was solving.

    -Anomo
Re: Re: Re: Death to Dot Star!
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 05, 2002 at 04:27 UTC
    The following article is about using reverse regular expressions, or sexgers (snicker). Its purpose it to increase efficency by avoiding the lookahead mechanism. http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2001/05/01/expressions.html Todd W.

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