Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Just another Perl shrine
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( [id://3333]=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
use the /x modifier on the regex, which lets you throw in whitespace for formatting without screwing up semantics

... with one significant caveat: spaces lose their semantics.

The RE /foo bar/ is not the same as /foo bar/x. The latter is equivalent to /foobar/. And there is a space in the OP's RE, which will therefore be incorrect if /x is blindly applied.

The choices are either to escape the space with a backslash (which is difficult to read, especially if the backslash-space winds up at the end of a line) or replace it with \s, which is not semantically equivalent (it can match tabs or newlines as well). There is always [\ ] but I'm not sure it's a win.


In reply to Re:x2 This looks like someone sneezed and hit the keyboard (whitespace semantics in /x REs) by grinder
in thread This looks like someone sneezed and hit the keyboard by Anonymous Monk

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this?Last hourOther CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (4)
As of 2024-06-25 08:38 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?
    erzuuli‥ 🛈The London Perl and Raku Workshop takes place on 26th Oct 2024. If your company depends on Perl, please consider sponsoring and/or attending.