[erlang-questions] How can I break this string into a list of strings?

Éric Pailleau <>
Sun Dec 25 00:33:13 CET 2016


Hi,
If re module make your heart pounding,
you may give a try to https://github.com/crownedgrouse/swab 
and create powerful macros to apply on your buffers. 


"Envoyé depuis mon mobile " Eric

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>Hello,
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>A naive question. 
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>But every time I look into the re module my heart starts pounding. I spend uncountable time figuring out what I need to do. But this time I failed.
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>Suppose I have the following string:
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>    "<h1>Hello!</h1>\n     <h2>How are you?</h2>\n    <p>Some text\n and more text.</p>"
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>I would like to break it into a list:
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>    ["<h1>Hello!</h1>", "<h2>How are you?</h2>", "<p>Some text\n and more text.</p>"]
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>string:token(MyString, "$\n") doesn't work because it would break the paragraph. 
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>So I try:
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>    re:replace(Copy, [$>,$\n], [$>,$",$,,$"], [global, {return, list}]).
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>But I get:
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>   "<h1>Hello!</h1>\",\"     <h2>How are you?</h2>\",\"    <p>This is....
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>I don't want those pesky escaped quotes at the end of the heads. I want the real deal. 
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>But how can I make it happen?
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>Thanks and holiday cheer to all,
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>LRP
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