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the non-greedy modifier which I prefer to avoid
For what reason(s)?
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Re^3: Regex to get everything before first /
by ikegami (Pope) on Jun 06, 2011 at 22:12 UTC

    It fails poorly when there's a problem because the /.*?/ in /.*?// can match "/". It's only indirectly through co-operation with the rest of the pattern that it might be prevented from doing so. I prefer being more direct and explicitly prevent what should not be matched from matching.