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Re^3: Determing if this regex matched

by merlyn (Sage)
on Aug 06, 2011 at 20:12 UTC ( #918990=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Determing if this regex matched
in thread Determing if this regex matched

Too much work!
my @items = ('"Title Text Example"', 'Title Text Example', ' Title Tex +t Example ',' "Title Text Example"'); foreach (@items) { if (s/^[\s"]+// or s/[\s"]+$//) { print "$_\n"; } }

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The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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Re^4: Determing if this regex matched
by cormanaz (Deacon) on Aug 06, 2011 at 20:30 UTC
    That's what toolic had before editing the his post. Doesn't work because if the first element of the or evaluates true the second one doesn't get evaluated, so if there's a quote/space at the beginning, quotes/spaces get left at the end.

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