On Wednesday 03 July 2002 01:59, Martin Clifford wrote:
> Even this:
> $output = preg_replace("/^[\$]{1,2}[a-zA-Z][0-9]+$/", "<b>\\1</b>", $var);
> echo $output;
> Doesn't work.  It just takes whatever you put into $var, then puts it into
> $output, and outputs it to the screen.
> I want to change anything resembling a PHP variable, i.e. $var, $$var or
> &$var to <b>$var</b>.  Any ideas on how to do that?

Don't use "" strings unless you need variable expansion.


'/^\${1,2}[ ....

... actually try RTFM, the section on variables gives you a regex definition 
of acceptable PHP variables!

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
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