BE_RegularExpression

BE_RegularExpression ( text ; expression {; options ; replaceString } )

 

A perl compatible regular expression testing function.

 

Version 3.2 : Added.

 

Parameters :

text : the text to be examined.

expression: a "perl compatible" expression - see examples.

options: 

  • i - case insensitive
  • m - multiline
  • s - dot matches all characters, including newline
  • x - ignore whitespace
  • g - replace all

replaceString: if not empty, then a replace is performed rather than a find.

 

Examples :

BE_RegularExpression ( "abc 123 def" ; "[0-9]+" ) = 123

BE_RegularExpression ( $list; "(?:\\S(?![ ]))+$"; "igm" )

More examples can be found here : http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html#Regular-Expressions

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