Hi,

In message "Re: rindex with regexp"
    on Tue, 28 Dec 2004 13:09:58 +0900, "trans.  (T. Onoma)" <transami / runbox.com> writes:

|Using rindex with a regexp would appear to undermine greediness.
|
|irb(main):012:0> "a--b--c".rindex(/[-]+/)
|=> 5
|irb(main):013:0> p $~.begin(0)
|5

|I would expect the 5 to be a 4.

rindex is as lazy as me not to seek longest match.

							matz.