<jbritt / ruby-doc.org> wrote in message
> The other ML issue (perhaps) is that posting is not restricted to
subscribers,
> hence the sporadic spam that turns up.   Much of it
> is caught by filters befire reaching subscribers, though.

Speaking of spam, I was surprised by the rejection of my email (which
contained some perl code and equivalent ruby code) on the grounds of it
being spam. I have included the response in its entire form below. I suspect
that even this email may get rejected by the ML (becuase the code is still
there ;-)).

Any way, if someone can guide me so that I won't commit the same mistake
twice.
Thanks,
-- shanko

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Your mail is rejected for
   avoid to distribute commands [#Perl Code:]

Original mail as follows:

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   From: "Shashank Date" <sdate / kc.rr.com>
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   #Perl Code:

   sub foo {
     (uc shift).(uc shift);
   }

   my $s = 'aaabccc[abc][ab]bc';
   $s =~ s/(a+)b(c*)/&foo($1,$2)/ge;
   print $s."\n";

   # ---------------------------------------------------
   # Ruby Code:

   def foo(a,b)
     a.upcase + b.upcase
   end

   s = "aaabccc[abc][ab]bc"
   puts s.gsub!(/(a+)b(c*)/) { foo($1, $2) }

   HTH,
   -- shanko

   "Helmut Leitner" <helmut.leitner / chello.at> wrote in message
   news:3E116DDE.972A9081 / chello.at...
   > Someone said that Ruby can do anything that Perl does.
   > How would you write this Perl regex
   >
   >    $s =~ s/(pat1+)pat2(pat3*)/&foo($1,$2)/ge;
   >
   > in Ruby?
   >
   > It
   >   - does a global replace (/g) in one sweep
   >   - executes code (calls function) to create the replacement string
(/e)
   >   - uses parts of the searched patterns (groupings) as parameters to
foo
   >
   > My books
   >   - Ruby in a Nutshell
   >   - The Ruby Way
   > are very brief with respect to regexs and don't give
   > me a clue how to do this.
   >
   > --
   > Helmut Leitner    leitner / hls.via.at
   > Graz, Austria   www.hls-software.com



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