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Re: Elegant examples to parse parenthesised strings

by jettero (Monsignor)
on May 19, 2010 at 12:11 UTC ( #840679=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Elegant examples to parse parenthesised strings

I've never been that good at regular expressions.

There's a problem here. Traditionally, regular expressions can't match things that count (anbn). Perl RE have things that help with this (things that aren't really DFA-y); but you still probably want to look at things like Text::Balanced.

-Paul

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