On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 07:15:37PM +0100, Mark Ovens wrote:
Doh, typo! That should read
BTW, your RE should have a ``*'' as well:
Maybe, it depends on exactly what he was trying to get.
The first 3 character match where x and y are the first and third
character respectivly, then x.y is exactly what you want. The smallest
set of characters that have x and y as boundry values? Then your x.*?y
is correct. The smallest set of characters that have x and y as
boundries and have at least one character in between them? x.+?y is
I'm reminded of the day my daughter came in, looked over my shoulder at
some Perl 4 code, and said, "What is that, swearing?"
-- Larry Wall in <1998...@wall.org>
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