On 5/17/07, Charlie S <rubyforum / skilbeck.com> wrote:
> I need to match a block of text as follows
>
> Discard all lines which begin with //
> Capture all lines in between as single strings
>
> So
>
> // section 1
>  bit
>
> bit more
>
> // section 2
>
>
>    more stuff
>
> // section 3
>
>
> and yet more
>
> Should yeild 3 strings:
> [ bit\n\nbit more\n\n]
> [\n\n\n   more stuff\n\n]
> [\n\n\nand yet more\n]
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> I've tried:
>
> builds = s.scan(%r[\n//[^\n]*\n([^\n]*\n)+?]m)
>
> but this yields
> [ bit]
> [\n]
> [\n]
>
> how can I make the group capture more than a line?
>
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>
>
Try something like this.
You can clean it up as necessary.

s = "// section 1\nbit\n\nbit more\n\n// section 2\n\nmore stuff\n\n//
section 3\n\nand yet more"
s.split(/\/\/\s+section\s+\d+/).each {|x| p x}

Harry

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