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Re: Re: Re: Using regexps to parse an XML DTD file

by merlyn (Sage)
on Nov 26, 2000 at 07:50 UTC ( #43343=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Using regexps to parse an XML DTD file
in thread Using regexps to parse an XML DTD file

A single regex cannot generate a variable number of backreferences. What do you think this is, Java? 1{grin}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

1The Java regex library I saw caused /(\w+)\s+)+/ to generate a variable number of backreferences, making it impossible to know exactly what part of the match you were looking at. Evil. They just don't get it.

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