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Re^2: [Solved]Need to extract a particular block of lines between two patterns

by chengchl (Acolyte)
on Nov 11, 2017 at 01:33 UTC ( #1203156=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Hi Runrig,

Thank you so much for the clear explanation! It works perfect on my side. Out of curiosity, I also modified the code to print out the $status each line of the matched patterns - print "$status\t$count\t$_" if $count == 2; And I got the output results as:

1 2 START 2 2 lines to be extracted 3E0 2 END

Do you by any chance know why the third line is 3E0 and what does that stand for? Thank you in advance!

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Re^3: [Solved]Need to extract a particular block of lines between two patterns
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Nov 11, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
    ... why the third line is 3E0 and what does that stand for?

    From the discussion of Range Operators in scalar context (the "flip-flop" operator):

    The right operand is not evaluated while the operator is in the "false" state, and the left operand is not evaluated while the operator is in the "true" state. ... The value returned is either the empty string for false, or a sequence number (beginning with 1) for true. The sequence number is reset for each range encountered. The final sequence number in a range has the string "E0" appended to it, which doesn't affect its numeric value, but gives you something to search for if you want to exclude the endpoint.
    [Emphases added]
    So IOW, the final sequence number matches  qr{ \A \d+ E0 \z }xms See also The Scalar Range Operator ("Exluding Markers" section) and Flipin good, or a total flop? (specifically Re: Flipin good, or a total flop?), both in the Monastery's Tutorials section.


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