in reply to Re^3: regex is not working as I intended
in thread regex is not working as I intended

Further to GrandFather's post:   Part of the useful enhanced context would be an expected hash structure for each multiple parameter/value pair string (hopefully, more than just one!) that you provide. E.g., for the multi-line string example here, do you expect

%values = ( 'radius' => 3, 'density' => .014, 'URL' => '""', 'max_no_of_attempts' => 4, );
or do you want something like
%values = ( ..., 'URL' => '', ..., );
(double-quotes stripped away)? How should wonky quoted strings be handled? By die-ing. By warn-ing and continuing to process? In another way?

And yes, I think a module probably already exists to do this sort of thing.

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