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Re: Pattern matching forwards/backwards???

by Crian (Chaplain)
on Jun 15, 2009 at 11:00 UTC ( #771613=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Pattern matching forwards/backwards???


2. /([^-.]{3})/


$_ = 'KLEWREGREG-----REGREGEWD....-EWGREGERABCSHRE..----...XFGHWW'; /([^-.]{3})[-.]*\QXFGHWW\E/; print $1;

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Re^2: Pattern matching forwards/backwards???
by JavaFan (Canon) on Jun 15, 2009 at 11:03 UTC
    That assumes there are no dashes and dots between the three letters searched for. It would fail on:
    $_ = 'A-BCXFGHWW';
      A small change and it will work again:
      $_ = 'A-BCXFGHWW'; print join '', m/([^-.])[-.]*([^-.])[-.]*([^-.])[-.]*\QXFGHWW\E/;


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