Hi --

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006, Alexandru Popescu wrote:

> On 10/27/06, Chris Gernon <kabigon / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Alexandru Popescu wrote:
>> > I have a string in the following form: 2006%2F10%2Fasdfasdf (or more
>> > generic: any_characters+%2Fany_characters+%2Frest_of_it). I am
>> > wondering if I can retrieve the groups 2006, 10, asdfasdf thru a regex
>> 
>> String#split would be easier than using a regex in this case:
>> 
>> irb(main):001:0> '2006%2F10%2Fasdfasdf'.split('%2F')
>> => ["2006", "10", "asdfasdf"]
>> 
>
> Thanks for all suggestions, but the requirement is to be done thru
> regex only :-). I knew how to do it with split, but I need to do it
> with regexps only.

Regexes alone don't do anything other than specify a pattern.  You
need to *use* a regular expression in some operation (like split) to
get a result.


David

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