[thelist] Regex back reference problem.

Daniel Schlyder daniel at bitblaze.com
Sun Dec 21 22:10:21 CST 2003

throwaway at gmontague.co.uk:
> So my question is this:  How do I get php to distingush between $1 followed by
> '2nd' and $12 followed by 'nd'?  Currently I'm kludging it by putting spaced
> into my replacement string ("\$1 $v$2")  and post processing this space out but
> I'm sure there must be a more elegant solution.

You could add the 'e' option to the regexp to have PHP process the replacement
string as PHP code, and set it to

$replace_with = "'$1' . $v . '$2'";

Not sure if this is the best way, but at least you won't have to do any

Daniel Schlyder

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