ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2006, Ben Johnson wrote:
> 
>> Sorry for the noob question, but is there a fast and efficient way to
>> determine if there are 3 of the same charater in a row in a string? I'm
>> sure this could be done in regex but I am not a black belt in regex.
>>
>> thanks for your help.
> 
>   harp:~ > cat a.rb
>   require 'yaml'
> 
>   re = %r/(...*?)\1/

irb(main):005:0> re = %r/(...*?)\1/
=> /(...*?)\1/
irb(main):006:0> re =~ "abab"
=> 0

Should that match?

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