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Re: Getting a list of captures in Perl 5.10

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on May 24, 2008 at 15:52 UTC ( #688307=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Getting a list of captures in Perl 5.10

Without using any of the 5.10 features you can do:

$string = 'bla bla [[en:English]][[de:German]][[ga:Irish]] bla bla'; %matches = $string =~ m/\[ \[ ( en|de|ga ) : (.+?) \] \]/gx; $var = { lang => [ keys %matches ] }; pp $var; { lang => ["en", "ga", "de"] }

But that makes me wonder why you are capturing the longnames just to throw them away?

If you remove the capture for those you can do:

my $string = 'bla bla [[en:English]][[de:German]][[ga:Irish]] bla bla' +; my $var = { lang => [ $string =~ m/\[ \[ ( en|de|ga ) : .+? \] \]/gx ] + }; pp $var; { lang => ["en", "de", "ga"] }

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Re^2: Getting a list of captures in Perl 5.10 (pp?)
by carol (Beadle) on May 24, 2008 at 23:07 UTC
    pp $var;
    Somewhat off-topic, but what is this pp?
Re^2: Getting a list of captures in Perl 5.10
by amir_e_a (Hermit) on May 24, 2008 at 16:47 UTC
    Thanks for the replies. The example with the hash only works with two sets of capturing parens. It's a nice hack, but i was to hoping to find something generic which will work with any number of captures.

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