scan(p1) public

Tries to match with pattern at the current position. If there’s a match, the scanner advances the “scan pointer” and returns the matched string. Otherwise, the scanner returns nil.

s ='test string')
p s.scan(/\w+/)   # -> "test"
p s.scan(/\w+/)   # -> nil
p s.scan(/\s+/)   # -> " "
p s.scan(/\w+/)   # -> "string"
p s.scan(/./)     # -> nil
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