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rabek
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:12 am   

Wildcards too greedy
 
Not sure how active this place is these days, but I'm hoping I can find some help.

I have a trigger I want to trigger off a line that looks like this:

some potent ground mountain bloom (in a purple leather pouch) (x10)

I have another trigger I want to trigger off a line that looks like this:

some average ground red-tinged deep green bloodwort (in a purple leather pouch stamped with swirling leaves)

They are effectively the same, except one has a count of items and the other does not, as it's a single item.

The problem is this:

($hName:*) ~(in *~)$

Matches with both, because * is too greedy and won't stop at the first ). As the container in the () could be anything and any number of words, I can't figure out how to match without using *. How do I make * less greedy so it stops at the first )?
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shalimar
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:29 am   
 
First, you are using an end of line anchor ($), which is forcing it to be extra greedy.
We don't need that, as then it won't fire after tightening; when it has a count

To tighten up the pattern I suggest using a range []

($hName:*) ~([%w%s]~)
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rabek
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:06 pm   
 
Excellent, thank you very much. The $ was a left-over from trying a few different methods to solve the problem. This is a problem that's come up a lot and I've always had to figure a way to work around; thank you very much for providing a much simpler and more elegant solution.
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genemartin
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 2:25 am   
 
shalimar wrote:
First, you are using an end of line anchor ($), which is forcing it to be extra greedy.
We don't need that, as then it won't fire after tightening; when it has a count

To tighten up the pattern I suggest using a range []

($hName:*) ~([%w%s]~)

Thanks so much for your help!
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