in reply to Re: regular expression help
in thread regular expression help

...consider splitting...
Or define your X subpattern as a separate regex, then build the pattern with it:
my $subpat = qr/(?:<\*\d+>)?([^<]+)<(\d+):(\d+)>/; $str =~/$subpat(?:,$subpat)*/;
However, the capturing parentheses are not going to capture everything this way.

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