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Re^2: Advanced replace function

by ikegami (Pope)
on Dec 04, 2009 at 19:49 UTC ( #811153=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Advanced replace function
in thread Advanced replace function

There was nothing about newlines being disallowed in the brackets. The following is faster and more likely to match correctly:
s/\[.*?\]/~~/sg

But that's risky, especially if you use it a larger pattern. The /.*?/ could match a "[" or a "]". That's obviously undesirable. The following pattern avoids that problem:

s/\[[^\[\]]*\]/~~/g;

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