#!/usr/bin/env perl $_=<<_; Strings of strings and other such things Compiled, refiled, refined Incantations untold, the squiggles unfold Decoded, reloaded, unkind Look ahead, look behind, grab what we can A match, a word, a line Dynamic expression, embedded return A sigil, a slash, a sign Deadline approaches, write it out quick Lazy impatience employs Indistinguishable from magic, true Elegant prose or just noise? _ print/^(?:\S+\s){8}(..).{284}(..).{5}(.).{8}(.)(?: \S+\s){4}.(..)(?<=(.{10}).{160})..(.).{8}(.)/sgx

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Re: regular expressions
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Feb 26, 2007 at 04:10 UTC

    I like it. Unix monks should be sure to have crlf for newlines.

    After Compline,

Re: regular expressions
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 28, 2007 at 00:40 UTC
    Beautiful. Inspirational. Leagues ahead of my talents ...
    - Laz.