In fact, its called busy-ness, and I tend to believe I have quite a
prowess in the was of Regular Expressions.
Reason I have the character class? You betchya! So I could do exactly
what your friend did.
Reason I completely forgot? I'm an idiot and was too busy replying to 3
emails at once whilst on a phone call.
My fault? Completely ;-)
Yes, see its called impulsive reasoning, hence the reason I added the
character class without needing it, embedding a character class
predicate such as \w inside a character class enclosure alone is well..
Stupid and reduntant at best..
Therefore there was some sub-concious reasoning to my madness I can
presume. And yes, I also know that that \w class wouldn't cover all the
characters I needed in a possible filename, again, I was careless and
As for the compatibility of the \w character class within sed and awk:
I am well aware that this implementation works on Perl-Compatible
Regular Expression patterns, and is not a necessarily supported by all
regular expression standards
BUT WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK?
But this is a PHP-DB list, he is asking a PHP related question and I
even specifically stated in my response:
preg_replace() which is a PCRE function using the PCRE pattern
And finally this is a mailing list, not a kindergarten room. We're here
to help, assist, and suggest advice. Not to wipe their bottoms.
I posted a suggestive solution to a problem. Thats all
SURE theres going to be different methods of approaching it, SURE it
could not be the most perfect pattern, but its a suggestion where to
head for the correct solution. HELL it wouldn't work with .asp files
either. Or if your files were named .php4 or .phtml
Do I give a damn about that?
No. Are you a tech support officer Jeremy? Do you need to help them
digest their baby jelly food?
Actually, enough of the hostility, I am honoured actually to think you
went to the effort of sending off my 10 second quick drafted suggestive
PCRE pattern off to Eric Pement of MBI..
Wow, touched. Imagine if I gave you guys some REAL PCRE patterns that I
Now that you'd honour me for wouldn't you! I can just picture you two
drooling at the mouth now.
So is this Eric friend of yours some RegEx guru? I respect him if so, no
harm intended, but I do think my suggestive help posting to this list
was 'fit for purpose'
He never asked anyone to spoon feed him, and if you want to be a real
world developer you better learn to use your resources and reference
I've had enough now.
Adios and cya later mate!
P.S. You (Jeremy) and Eric are Americans right?? :-) Just curious.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Peterson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] How can I solve this?
A friend of mine updated your regular expression... Check it out if
Thanks for writing!
> I saw this regular expression and thought you might like it... :)
> >that strips that leading forward slash too ;-)
\w is a PCRE (Perl-Compatible Regular Expression) that matches any
word character: a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and the underscore "_". sed and awk do
not support \w, although ssed (super-sed) supports \w if an -R switch
is added on the command line.
Back to PHP and \w : Putting \w by itself inside a character class
"[...]" does absolutely nothing, just as "[a]" and "" does nothing
special. It could be more efficiently written as:
One additional problem is that the characters defined by \w does
not include the hyphen, the pound sign, or other punctuation marks
that sometimes find their way into filenames, like:
so in this case, a character set should be used:
Keep 'em coming!
Eric Pement - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Educational Technical Services, MBI
Jeremy Peterson, MACS
Automation Systems Administrator
Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Drive
Chicago, IL, 60610
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