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Found new online Regex tool

by Grey Fox (Chaplain)
on Dec 16, 2008 at 21:20 UTC ( #730744=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello fellow Monks;
I have just come across an amazing regex tool. I did a search and have not found it referenced before on PerlMonks, so I would like to bring it to everyone's attention.
I was having a hard time wrapping my head around a fairly complex regex, and deciding what I needed to change to make it work for me, when I stumbled upon this site by Doug Drudik, called My REGEX Tester. I don't know if Doug is on Perl Monks, but this site does some amazing things, such as match pattern explanations, data arrays splitting out $1 data, as well as normal match highlighting.
Definitely worth the visit.
-- Grey Fox
"We are grey. We stand between the darkness and the light" B5

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Re: Found new online Regex tool
by samtregar (Abbot) on Dec 16, 2008 at 23:17 UTC
    While looking for a place in my bookmarks to put that link I found that I had this flash one saved already:

    I like that it works without having to hit submit after each edit. It doesn't have all the output options of the one you found though.


      Thanks Sam;
      The problem I have with the gskinner Regex tool is that it requires adobe flash, which the company I'm contracting for won't install for security reason's.
      -- Grey Fox
      "We are grey. We stand between the darkness and the light" B5
Re: Found new online Regex tool
by CountZero (Bishop) on Dec 17, 2008 at 14:37 UTC
    YAPE::Regex::Explain doesn't do a bad job either!


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

Re: Found new online Regex tool
by Lawliet (Curate) on Dec 16, 2008 at 21:24 UTC

    Ironically, it is in php. Nice find though :P

    I'm so adjective, I verb nouns!

    chomp; # nom nom nom

Re: Found new online Regex tool
by The_Ghost (Acolyte) on Dec 20, 2014 at 02:29 UTC
Re: Found new online Regex tool
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 15, 2011 at 19:53 UTC
    see this also

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