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Re^3: Regex Anchors confusion

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 18, 2005 at 15:30 UTC ( [id://458248] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Regex Anchors confusion
in thread Regex Anchors confusion

Well, technically, \b matches between a word character, and the failure to match a word character (such as the edge of a string). I know you know that. This is for others that are following along at home. {grin}

So, there are four pairs: word-word, word-nonword, edge-word, edge-nonword. \b matches the middle two of those, and \B matches the outer two of those.

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Re^4: Regex Anchors confusion
by japhy (Canon) on May 18, 2005 at 16:02 UTC