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A question of 'or' in a Regexby c (Hermit)
|on May 28, 2003 at 14:46 UTC||Need Help??|
c has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
My regex is as follows:
Concerning this snippet of code, I have two questions...
1. Is this using too many paren statements, or is this just per coder's discretion?
2. This regex matches on 'C3550XL' and I'm not sure why. I would expect C3500XL or C3550, but not this problematic mix of the two. My thought is that the statement:
seperates the 50 and the XL portion ensuring a match only on strings with XL that are directly preceeded by two zeros.
Thanks in advance for you guidance.