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Re: Re: Re: Re: Regular Expression Builder

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 30, 2002 at 17:29 UTC ( #194188=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Regular Expression Builder
in thread Regular Expression Builder

But we are both in agreement that there isnt a good way to do this

Agreed. Anything that tries to generalize beyond "\Q$string\E" requires a variety of assumptions.

BTW, is the . really necessary? I dont think it is as the s/// will just skip the char if it doesnt match.

Just trying to be careful :-) In case I neglected something with those classes, and that something also required escaping, then just leaving it in the string wouldn't result in a valid re. (I don't tend to use POSIX char classes either, so I wasn't sure exactly how inclusive I was being).

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