[Israel.pm] A regexp question

Ishay Inbar ishay at checkpoint.com
Sun May 16 20:44:41 PDT 2004

The question is not how to do it in another way - like in everything there are many ways to do the same action. The question is why
the global flag does not work in this regexp...

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From: perl-bounces at perl.org.il [mailto:perl-bounces at perl.org.il] On Behalf Of Oron Peled
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 7:18 PM
To: ishay at checkpoint.com; Perl in Israel
Subject: Re: [Israel.pm] A regexp question

On Sunday 16 May 2004 18:15, Ishay Inbar wrote:
> just get the left value, for example from Solaris:
> 8:0:20:9f:22:78, where the first and the second couples start with 0.

Why not simply (not tested):
  @vals = split(/[:-]/, $mac);
  die "Bad value" if @vals != 6; # Optional sanity checking
  $mac = sprintf("%02x:%02x:%02x:%02x:%02x:%02x", @vals);

Havn't benchmarked, but at least it looks more robust to me.

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