Regular Expressions / Regular Expressions Anchors
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Anchors in regular expressions are a powerful tool that allows you to be much more precise in what you match. Instead of matching "a" anywhere in a string, you can match "a" at the start or end of a string.
For more, check out the documentation.
To start, you'll want to clone and run the setup script for the repo
git clone email@example.com:thoughtbot-upcase-exercises/regular-expressions-anchors.git cd regular-expressions-anchors bin/setup
rake to see the failing tests. You can run
rake at any point to see the test results again.
Fill in the methods in
lib/anchors.rb to make the tests pass.
Check out the featured solution branch to see the approach we recommend for this exercise.
If you find yourself stuck, be sure to check out the associated Upcase Forum discussion for this exercise to see what other folks have said.
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