[thelist] Parsing camelcase text

misterhaan misterhaan at track7.org
Mon Jan 12 09:29:03 CST 2009

Matt McKeon wrote:
> I thought the .*? bit would have caught the next characters, but
> apparently not.

the dot means any character, the star means any number of the previous 
character, and the question mark after the star means the shortest 
possible match.  so .*? will always match a 0-length string.  instead of 
.*? i'd probably go for [^A-Z]* for any number of characters that aren't 
capital letters.

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