Mar 24, 2008, 8:59 PM
Post #3 of 5
I guess I thought that non-greedy regexes matched as LITTLE as possible but obviously that is not the case. Now I understand the difference between greedy and non-greedy better; your example helped.
Is it ever good coding to reverse a string, regex it, and reverse it back? or is that poor perl-edicate? Is there always a more elegant, straight-up regex?
In this example, it would be easy to reverse the string, and just do a search matching up to the first forward slash, then reverse the match back.
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