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Re: Regex question

by robot_tourist (Hermit)
on May 22, 2007 at 09:58 UTC ( #616715=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Regex question

If your second variable is always 3 characters and the first is always at least three characters, then it's not too hard, you could see if a substring of var1 eq var2. Or even the following works for me

if ($var1 =~ /^$var2/) { print "matched"; }

Or you could do character by character comparisons. I'm sure in this case there are many ways to do it, though it would get complicated if you wanted to do a compare where $var1 used periods and $var2 used underscores or something.

UPDATE: 20070522 11:01 localtime > ++ to BrowserUK for index

UPDATE: 20070522 11:57 localtime > got a pm (thought it was a reply) and can't remember who sent it now, but props to the monk in question for reminding me to anchor the regex with ^

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