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Re: matching a line with ' and "

by gaal (Parson)
on Jul 18, 2008 at 05:48 UTC ( [id://698514] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to matching a line with ' and "

Have you tried Text::Balanced? Or, if quotes can't be escaped, something like (untested):
while (my ($var) = $line =~ s/^(\s*['"]+=//) { # eat single var # eat a single quoted value and its trailing whitespace. $line =~ s/^'([^']+)'\s*// || $line =~ s/^"([^"]+)"\s*// || die "invalid"; # or return, whatever you need } # if we haven't consumed all our input, this line is invalid. die "invalid" if length $line;