Bob Gustafson wrote:
> 
> Jonas wrote earlier:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Here is my 5 minute attempt to create a program that extracts all
> >comments in a C source file containing the string "TODO":
> >
> >todo_comments = File.
> >  open(ARGV[0], "r").
> >  read.
> >  scan(/\/\*.*?\*\//m).
> >  delete_if { |c| c !~ /TODO/ }
> >
> >It works fine, but I really would like to have access to the line number
> >where the scan matches. Is that easy to accomplish or do I have to
> >rethink the structure of the program from scratch?
> >
> >/j
> 
> It looks like you are only looking at lines which have both /* and */. This
> may not be what you want.

No. '.' matches newlines when the m-flag is used with the regular
expression.