Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:13:33 -0800
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From: Lei Zhang <lzhang9830@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: What is the regular expression for SAS format name?
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Hi Richard and Gary,
Thanks a lot for your kind message. It helps me a lot! What I
want to do is to parse
a SAS format statement separated by a SAS format. For example,
"a b c 2.8 e f g $fmt. u v w $abc12.1 a b c A1224.123
will be parsed into
a b c due to 2.8
e f g due to $fmt.
u v w due to $abc12.1
a b c A1234.123 due to $char8.2
I came up with a RE as follow
as the separator of a Format-like string, but it does not always work
at all kinds of situations.
Your advice will be very much appreciated. Thanks