Park Heesob wrote:


>> did you take a look at sean's version, by the way?
>> a tad more elegent although he does use regexps.
>>
> Sean's version fails at
> str = 'a<b>[c]{d}"e"f {{g}} [[h]]*i**j*"k"l'

Adding two characters to the regexp fixes that.  The regexp should be

   string =~ /(.*?)(?=[<[{"*']|$)/

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