Phoenix.pm: Regex question
doug.miles at bpxinternet.com
Mon Feb 5 14:06:07 CST 2001
Thomas Whitney wrote:
> How about?
> my @list = $string =~ /(".*?"|\S+)/g;
I was trying to avoid getting the quotes back also.
> I think it is faster without the non greedy though?
> What is happening with /"([^"]+)"/g; How does this work?
That globaly matches any sequence of a quote followed by one or more
non-quotes followed by a quote.
> What about with escapes?
> my $string = 'DailyNAV "Print \"C\"" nav';
> my @list = $string =~ /("(?:\\"|.)*?"|\S+)/g;
I might do this in the future, but I was trying to come up with a
non-complicated test case. :)
> Michael Dearman wrote:
> > Love a good regex mystery. This one still just that.
> > Using the no-paren-mem operater with your last regex appears to do away with the nulls.
> > my @tokens = $string =~ /"(?:[^"]+)"|(?:\S+)/g;
> > Why? *shrug*
> > Mike D.
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