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Re^2: hashes in regexes

by tadman (Prior)
on Mar 29, 2001 at 04:12 UTC ( #68010=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: hashes in regexes
in thread hashes in regexes

I'm not sure about the application, but it might be advisable to at least put in some '\b's to prevent unfortunate collisions that would render some names as "Mikestone", or "Moeseph".

Here is a slight modification of japhy's (or merlyn's, you decide) code:
$keys = join '|', map "\\b\Q$_\E\\b", keys %sub_hash; $keys_REx = qr/$keys/; $string =~ s/($keys_REx)/$sub_hash{$1}/g;

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