[LON-CAPA-users] Regular expressions in string response

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 1 May 2007 08:33:59 -0400

I am trying to set up a string response question that takes the student
answer and removes blanks before comparing to the correct answer. Hopefully
someone has a code snippet that does this?

Student input:
a b  c

I want to match to

(Incidentally, what does the "b" do in this expression?)

I am looking for something like the vi command to remove spaces:
s/ //g

I see the FAQ example of using regular expressions, but this only shows the
multiple string comparison. I don't know how to scan the input answer
string. Something with $_ or similar?