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John W. Krahn
February 24, 2009 03:48
Re: RegExp Problem using Substitutions.
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John W. Krahn wrote:
> Deviloper wrote:
>> Hi there!
> Hello,
>> I have a string "aaaabbbababbaaassass". I want to get a string without
>> any double a 'aa' or and without the 'b's.
>> but if I do:
>> my $s = "aaaabbbababbaaassass";
>> $s=~ s/aa|b//g;
>> as a result I will get a string "aaassass".
>> (I understand WHY I get this result. But I donĀ“t know how to avoid 
>> this. (Using only one substition.))
> I think you want something like this:
> $s =~ s/[ab]*(?=a)|b+//g;

Or perhaps this:

$s =~ tr/ab/a/sd;

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annoyance to those of us who do.        -- Isaac Asimov

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