What's the best/most efficient way to extract text set between parenthesis? Say I wanted to get the string "text" from the string "ignore everything except this (text)" in the most efficient manner possible.
So far, the best I've come up with is this:
$fullString = "ignore everything except this (text)"; $start = strpos('(', $fullString); $end = strlen($fullString) - strpos(')', $fullString); $shortString = substr($fullString, $start, $end);
Is there a better way to do this? I know in general using regex tends to be less efficient, but unless I can reduce the number of function calls, perhaps this would be the best approach? Thoughts?
i'd just do a regex and get it over with. unless you are doing enough iterations that it becomes a huge performance issue, it's just easier to code (and understand when you look back on it)