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Re: golf anyone? (taking first field)

by busunsl (Vicar)
on Jan 07, 2003 at 07:33 UTC ( #224893=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to golf anyone? (taking first field)

36 chars and handles blank lines, empty lines and lines starting with a colon:
@list = ( "123 : oain:b:okfbd", "", "456", "foo bar : df a dsaf asdf", "111 :", ": adf", " " ); $, = "\n"; print map{/(.*?)(\s*:|\s*$)/;$1||()}@list;
Chokes if the values in front of the colon is '0'.

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