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Quickly Match First Instance Of A Regex In Ruby

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Quickly Match First Instance Of A Regex In Ruby

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I recently saw a clever Ruby idiom to return the first regex match within a string in Ruby:


irb> x = "this is a 1234 test"
irb> x[/\d+/]
=> "1234"
irb> x[/\w+/]
=> "this"
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