Forum: RSpec cucumber ambiguous match

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Joe Van D. (Guest)
on 2009-02-28 23:01
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Ambiguous match of "a volunteer 'Joe' from 'Cincinnati'":

      features/step_definitions/user_steps.rb:1:in `/^a volunteer
      features/step_definitions/user_steps.rb:5:in `/^a volunteer
'(.*)' from '(.*)'$/'

Don't see how that's ambiguous.
Joe Van D. (Guest)
on 2009-02-28 23:28
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nevermind, I see it.
Ben M. (Guest)
on 2009-03-01 03:58
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Joe Van D. wrote:
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Try making your captures non-greedy (with ?).

Mark W. (Guest)
on 2009-03-01 08:52
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On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Ben M. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> 
> Joe Van D. wrote:
>>      Ambiguous match of "a volunteer 'Joe' from 'Cincinnati'":
>>      features/step_definitions/user_steps.rb:1:in `/^a volunteer '(.*)'$/'
>>      features/step_definitions/user_steps.rb:5:in `/^a volunteer
>> '(.*)' from '(.*)'$/'
> Try making your captures non-greedy (with ?).

Greedy or non-greedy, both regexps still match.

To distinguish between them, you (basically) need to replace '.*' with
'[^']*' .

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