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    Default advanced regular expression question

    im real good with regular expressions in all kinds of languages
    however, theres still one trick i haven't quite touched in java
    when ur looping through with while(matcher.find())
    it finds the same pattern over and over
    but what if i have two patterns, and i want to find one, then keep parsing, then find the other, then keep parsing, then find the first again etc etc until it cant find() again?


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    Default Re: advanced regular expression question

    Post some code that shows what your are doing and what the problem is.
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    Default Re: advanced regular expression question

    i havent done anything yet
    i thought i explained the problem pretty well

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    Default Re: advanced regular expression question

    Ok, I'll wait until there is code that shows the problem and that can be used for testing.
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    Default Re: advanced regular expression question

    Huh, this is interesting. Apparently you can design a regex with the OR modifier. For example, this input with this regex:
    String input = "methodsTestingPurposesStringForTestingFor";
    String regex = "(Test)|(For)";
    Will find both the word "Test" and the word "For" in the input String. You learn something new every day.
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    o tyvm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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