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Re: Re: Re: Alternation in Effective Perl Programming Example

by a (Friar)
on Dec 07, 2000 at 21:50 UTC ( #45549=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Alternation in Effective Perl Programming Example
in thread Alternation in Effective Perl Programming Example

And, to the original question: I think the idea is to 'inch along'

for (split m!("(?:\\\W|.)*?"|/\*|\*/)!) {
will return the pieces ending w/ an escaped non-word char, a single char or the comment begin/end markers. Hmm, an escaped non-word char or a single char in quotes? No, as many \\\w|. as found between quotes. I guess so:
biff = "not a comment /*"; /* marker for not a comment */
won't start $in_comment too early.

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