Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks Joe
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

That's a possible approach that is effectively similar to simply ignoring non-aligned matched (the next if pos() % 4; stuff above), but the real saving would only be achieved by only calling out from the regex engine for aligned matches.

It seems like it ought to be possible to reposition the \G somewhere after the (?:.{$n}) to avoid the duplicates. But I've tried various places including:

#! perl -slw use strict; my $s = join '', map { ('a'..'z')[ rand 26 ] } 1 .. 1000; our $N //= 4; for my $key ( 'aa' .. 'zz' ) { print "$-[1] : $1" while $s =~ m[(?:.{$N})*(?=($key\G..))]g; }

And I cannot make it work. (The above silently matches nothing; v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y!).

And that is pretty much the kind of effect I seem to get every time I try to use \G. I conclude that I have just never managed to acquire a good mental model of what it actually does; despite years of trying on and off.


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

In reply to Re^4: A regex that only matches at offset that are multiples of a given N? (Update:almost perfect!) by BrowserUk
in thread A regex that only matches at offset that are multiples of a given N? by BrowserUk

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others imbibing at the Monastery: (14)
    As of 2014-04-23 11:07 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (541 votes), past polls