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Re: Negative Lookahead Assertion Problem

by Enlil (Parson)
on Jul 18, 2005 at 23:40 UTC ( #475924=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Negative Lookahead Assertion Problem

Since your question as to why it doesn't work has been answered. (Basically it will backtrack till it does, and by moving a character back satisfies the regex.)

This should work:/\w+::(?>\w+)(?!\s*\()/

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my @strings = ( '1. Foo::Bar', '2. Foo::Bar(', '3. Foo::Bar (', '4. Foo::Bar ' ); for ( @strings ) { print $_,$/ if /\w+::(?>\w+)(?!\s*\()/; } __END__ 1. Foo::Bar 4. Foo::Bar
Have a look at perlre where it reads about (?>pattern)

-Enlil

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