[erlang-questions] regexp sux!

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Fri Mar 9 17:10:09 CET 2007

On 2007-03-09 16:54, Michael McDaniel wrote:

>   here is one way to get encoding ver w/regexp, though not
>   fully reliable due to depending on fixed version length
>   and depending on no whitespace between endcoding= and the
>   version.
>  1>  X="<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"ISO-8859-1\" ?>".
>  "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"ISO-8859-1\" ?>"
>  2> {match, Start, Length} = regexp:match(X, "encoding=").
>  {match,21,9}

perhas you could use
Start = string:str(X, "encoding=")
that would make no use of regexp at all.

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    solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
    patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."

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