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Re: I want more monkquips

by grinder (Bishop)
on Apr 10, 2009 at 13:13 UTC ( #756809=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I want more monkquips

Great suggestions! I don't think "Training wheels with the bicycle." is offensive (speaking as someone who's writing a lot of PHP at the moment :(

It's a subtle in-joke that will go over most people's heads. But if you have the context it makes you smile.

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[ovedpo15]: another question about regex. if I have a string like this: "a/b/,c/d/e,5" I would like to remove the string after the last comma so the output will be "a/b/,c/d/e" how to do so?
[Corion]: ovedpo15: You could split on comma, and then join everything together, except the last part. Or you could match and make sure that the last part has no comma, like qr!,[^,]+$!, or you could use rindex.
[ovedpo15]: But I don't know the length of the string. will it still work?
[ovedpo15]: The only thing I know is that there is a comma at the end and a value after that
[hippo]: Try it and see. Your computer won't explode.
[Corion]: length will tell you the length of a string.
[Corion]: But if you are parsing CSV, again, let me point to Text::CSV_XS, which you should use instead

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