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Re^3: utf weirdness in regex

by hbo (Monk)
on Jul 24, 2004 at 05:52 UTC ( #377090=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread utf weirdness in regex

But the period matches any character if it isn't escaped.

/[\w\s\.]+/ # one or more word, space or period characters /[\w\s.]+/ # one or more word. space or *any* characters /.+/ # same as above
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Re^4: utf weirdness in regex
by kelan (Deacon) on Jul 26, 2004 at 21:12 UTC

    Note that inside a character class, a period is not special: it means just period. So this:

    /[\w\s.]+/
    would match one or more of (word chars, space chars, periods) in any combination.

    In other words, your first two examples are equivalent, not your second two.

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