[thelist] regular problems

Joshua OIson joshua at alphashop.net
Fri Jan 5 08:29:10 CST 2001

Try this for "0 or more of anything as long as there is on " or ' in there
":

.*(\'|\").*

It's off the top of my head... but what it basically is saying is this:

any or no amount of whatever
followed by either an ' or "
followed by any or no amount of whatever

That might work.  (sorry, don't have time to test it)  The thing to keep in
mind, though, is the way of thinking about the problem.  Regular expressions
are tough for a lot of people because they do require a new mindset.  Once
you get into the mindset, they become a lot easier, but it does take some
getting used to.  Much like trying to take an Algebra class and being sick
the day they define the = sign.  Until somebody fills you in, your basically
hurting.

-joshua

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Cook" <sck at biljettpoolen.se>

To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 4:16 AM
Subject: RE: [thelist] regular problems

> [^\'\"]* - the ^ mark normally denotes "At the beginning of the string".
In
> square brackets, it denotes "Match any character EXCEPT these in the
list".
>
> If you want to match any string that contains " or ' then you can probably
> just use [\"\'] - as for how you would check for no even amount, I'm not
too
> sure.
>
> I assume also you are using the Posix regular expressions that are
supported
> in the base PHP "ereg" function.
>
> Here's an excellent guide to Regular Expressions - I hope it helps.
>
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/mail2sms/regex.shtml
>
> steve
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Van Dijck [mailto:peter at vardus.com]
> > Sent: den 5 januari 2001 12:34
> > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> > Subject: [thelist] regular problems
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to get (in PHP)
> >
> > 0 or more of anything as long as there is on " or ' in there
> > or even better
> > 0 or more of anything as long as there is no even amount of
> > " or ' in there
> >
> > Help! it's y first day at regular expressions, it's hard. I had
> > [^\'\"]*
> > but it doesn't work!
> > Peter
> >
> >
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