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Re (3): Apocalypse 5 and regexes

by VSarkiss (Monsignor)
on Jun 05, 2002 at 17:01 UTC ( #171913=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Apocalypse 5 and regexes
in thread Apocalypse 5 and regexes

If I read it right, there'll be a :p5 modifier to say "interpret this regex according to p5 rules". Quote Larry:

    m:w/ foo\ bar \h* \: (baz)*/ really means (expressed in Perl 5 form):
    m:p5/\s*foo bar[\040\t\p{Zs}]*:\s*(baz)*/
I know which of those forms I'd rather use.

In general, though, I agree with you that it'd be better to convert an entire program at once instead of piecemeal. Unless you lack time and resources....

Larry explicitly says later in the document:

Finally, there's the :p5 modifier, which causes the rest of the regex (or group) to be parsed as a Perl 5 regular expression, including any interpolated strings. (But it still doesn't enable Perl 5's trailing modifiers.)
Should've read more before I typed....

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