in reply to Death to Dot Star!

Why not just $myvar =~ /"([^"]*)\?"/

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(Ovid) Re(2): Death to Dot Star!
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Apr 03, 2001 at 10:12 UTC
    /"([^"]*)\?"/ almost works, but often, quoted strings allow escapes:
    my $myvar = '"Did John say \"go home\" to Suzie?"'; $myvar =~ /"([^"]*)\?"/;
    The above code will put " to Suzie" (without the quotes) in $1.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

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      So does yours. If you want to allow \" inside strings, you need to use something like /"((?:\\"|[^"])*)\?"/