2007/9/18, Peter Bailey <pbailey / bna.com>:
> Robert Klemme wrote:
> > 2007/9/18, Peter Bailey <pbailey / bna.com>:
> >> >
> >>
> >> Thanks, William. I tried your regex, but, I'm still getting the first
> >> entry as one that's 300 lines deep into the file. In fact, the results
> >> look exactly the same to me.
> >
> > Still William's regexp is significantly better than the original one.
> > You seem to be processing XML files.  It may be that there is some
> > white space between <issueList> and <issue> that you are not prepared
> > for.  You can handle that by replacing \n with \s*.
> >
> > A completely different approach is to use REXML or another XML tool
> > and use XPath search.  This is way less error prone - but usually also
> > slower.  If you just want to extract these codes then a SAX parser
> > approach might still be pretty fast.
> >
> > Kind regards
> >
> > robert
>
> Same old output. I'll look into REXML. I downloaded it.

It's part of the standard distribution.

> But, it's enough
> for me to just learn Ruby. I don't know if I can handle yet another
> scripting language. Anyway, thanks a lot.

Well, as William said: can you show a piece of the document you are
trying to match?

Kind regards

robert