On Tuesday 12 November 2002 02:26, Tobias Talltorp wrote:
> How would I write the pattern for this preg_split()?
> "/T.*O.*B/", seems to only return the first and last portion of the string
> (1: Once upon a time, 2: going for a walk).
> $string = "Once upon a time T:O.B there was a T.O,B duck who was T-O'B
> going for a walk";
> $array = preg_split('/T.*O.*B/', $string, -1, PREG_SPLIT_OFFSET_CAPTURE);

It's doing a greedy match, thus your pattern is actually matching 

{T:O.B there was a T.O,B duck who was T-O'B}

1) Check whether there's a flag in PRCE to do ungreedy matches.


2) Maybe you really meant your pattern to be /T.O.B/ which matches 

    T{any single char}O{any single char}B

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