The Perl Conference 2018

Regexp Mini-Tutorial: Grouping, Referencing, Capturing and Rules

Abigail | Tue, 6/19 at 11:10 am | 50 minutes | Idaho

In this mini tutorial we will look at the ins and outs of grouping, referencing and capturing in regular expressions. We will discuss named and unnamed groups and captures, numeric and named referencing, relative referencing, and we will show how one can use rules to not only write more powerful patterns, but also to make ones patterns more readable. We will also look at the various capture related special variables, including the new ones introduced in Perl 5.26.

Audience: Everyone
Track: Regex/DevOps