simplest way to strip a comment from the end of a line?
eric at ericaro.net
Thu Dec 4 17:15:47 CET 2008
On Dec 4, 4:50 pm, Joe Strout <j... at strout.net> wrote:
> I have lines in a config file which can end with a comment (delimited
> by # as in Python), but which may also contain string literals
> (delimited by double quotes). A comment delimiter within a string
> literal doesn't count. Is there any easy way to strip off such a
> comment, or do I need to use a loop to find each # and then count the
> quotation marks to its left?
> - Joe
if the string literal you wan't to escape, is not escaped (i.e
contains \" ) then a regexp like
.*? everything but keep it greedy
".*?" the string literal not escaped
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