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NAME

Regexp::Common::delimited -- provides a regex for delimited strings

SYNOPSIS

    use Regexp::Common qw /delimited/;

    while (<>) {
        /$RE{delimited}{-delim=>'"'}/  and print 'a \" delimited string';
        /$RE{delimited}{-delim=>'/'}/  and print 'a \/ delimited string';
    }

DESCRIPTION

Please consult the manual of Regexp::Common for a general description of the works of this interface.

Do not use this module directly, but load it via Regexp::Common.

$RE{delimited}{-delim}{-esc}

Returns a pattern that matches a single-character-delimited substring, with optional internal escaping of the delimiter.

When -delim=S is specified, each character in the sequence S is a possible delimiter. There is no default delimiter, so this flag must always be specified.

If -esc=S is specified, each character in the sequence S is the delimiter for the corresponding character in the -delim=S list. The default escape is backslash.

For example:

   $RE{delimited}{-delim=>'"'}            # match "a \" delimited string"
   $RE{delimited}{-delim=>'"'}{-esc=>'"'} # match "a "" delimited string"
   $RE{delimited}{-delim=>'/'}            # match /a \/ delimited string/
   $RE{delimited}{-delim=>q{'"}}          # match "string" or 'string'

Under -keep (See Regexp::Common):

$1

captures the entire match

$2

captures the opening delimiter (provided only one delimiter was specified)

$3

captures delimited portion of the string (provided only one delimiter was specified)

$4

captures the closing delimiter (provided only one delimiter was specified)

$RE{quoted}{-esc}

A synonym for $RE{delimited}{q{-delim='"`}{...}}

SEE ALSO

Regexp::Common for a general description of how to use this interface.

AUTHOR

Damian Conway (damian@conway.org)

MAINTAINANCE

This package is maintained by Abigail (regexp-common@abigail.be).

BUGS AND IRRITATIONS

Bound to be plenty.

For a start, there are many common regexes missing. Send them in to regexp-common@abigail.be.

LICENSE and COPYRIGHT

This software is Copyright (c) 2001 - 2009, Damian Conway and Abigail.

This module is free software, and maybe used under any of the following licenses:

 1) The Perl Artistic License.     See the file COPYRIGHT.AL.
 2) The Perl Artistic License 2.0. See the file COPYRIGHT.AL2.
 3) The BSD Licence.               See the file COPYRIGHT.BSD.
 4) The MIT Licence.               See the file COPYRIGHT.MIT.