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Re^4: Greedy modifier found to be working non-greedy in a named group

by rsFalse (Hermit)
on Nov 30, 2019 at 15:05 UTC ( #11109482=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Greedy modifier found to be working non-greedy in a named group
in thread Greedy modifier found to be working non-greedy in a named group

> ...and that e* means e{0}|e+ ( or something like e{0,32766} ).

> So you are actually matching e{0} before all!


And if the sentence begins with "e.."? :)
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Re^5: Greedy modifier found to be working non-greedy in a named group
by LanX (Archbishop) on Nov 30, 2019 at 20:19 UTC
    Good catch!

    The order must be reversed to reflect the greed.

    DB<8> x 'eeeA1234eB' =~ /(e+|e{0})(.)/ 0 'eee' 1 'A' DB<9> x 'A1234eB' =~ /(e+|e{0})(.)/ 0 '' 1 'A' DB<10> x 'A1234eB' =~ /(e+)(.)/ 0 'e' 1 'B' DB<11>

    Thanks!

    Cheers Rolf
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