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stringregexpreplace better than stringregexp?

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hello.world

 

is stringregexpreplace better than stringregexp?

it seems faster since you dont really have to do error checking - worst case scenario you just get the string back.. however with stringregexp you have to do error checking then get the array record you want.

for instance, i want to get the version (470.068) from this string

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<PackageConfig>
<LocalVersion>470.068</LocalVersion>
</PackageConfig>

with stringregexp

$results = StringRegExp($data, '<LocalVersion>(.*?)</LocalVersion>', 3)

if @error then
msg(0,"","error")
return
endif

with stringregexpreplace, wouldnt it just be one line?  by the way what would be the equivalent - havent figured it out yet

 

thanks

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$data = "<LocalVersion>470.068</LocalVersion>"

$results = StringRegExp($data, '<LocalVersion>(.*?)</LocalVersion>', 3)
Msgbox(0,"", (@error<>0) ? "error" : $results[0])

:)

BTW you can't get an array of results using SRER

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in some cases we dont want an array of results.. but in lots of cases we're just after 1 result =)

do you know what the equivalent stringregexpreplace for the above?

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I still don't get the point of your question.


 

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

do you know what the equivalent stringregexpreplace for the above?

$results = StringRegExpReplace($sString, '(?s).*<LocalVersion>(.*?)</LocalVersion>.*', "$1")

Anyway, there is no better function, it depends what are you trying to achieve. Different tools for different purposes.

Edited by sahsanu

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$data = "<LocalVersion>470.068</LocalVersion>"

$results = StringRegExpReplace($data, '.*<LocalVersion>(.*?)</LocalVersion>.*', "$1")
Msgbox(0,"", (@extended=0) ? "error" : $results)

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

The equivalent could be :

$result = StringRegExpReplace($data, "(?is).*<LocalVersion>([\d.]+)</LocalVersion>.*", "$1")
if NOT @extended then  MsgBox(0,"","error")

Mikell : we post the same code at the same time... :bye:

Edited by jguinch

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is stringregexpreplace better than stringregexp?

It depends on what you want to use the function.

If you want to change the protium String A to string B is actually better is StringRegExpReplace.

If you want to string which is a number, add changing the numeric value, you definitely need to use StringRegExp.

 

is stringregexpreplace better than stringregexp?

What you mean: better ?


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mLipok,

+1 :rolleyes:

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The equivalent could be :

$result = StringRegExpReplace($data, "(?is).*<LocalVersion>([\d.]+)</LocalVersion>.*", "$1")
if NOT @extended then  MsgBox(0,"","error")

Mikell : web post the same code at the same time... :bye:

 

thank you works great!

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

$data = "<LocalVersion>470.068</LocalVersion>"

$results = StringRegExpReplace($data, '.*<LocalVersion>(.*?)</LocalVersion>.*', "$1")
Msgbox(0,"", (@extended=0) ? "error" : $results)

:D

 

hmm that didnt work for me - maybe because i have data before and after that line?

Edited by gcue

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$results = StringRegExpReplace($sString, '(?s).*<LocalVersion>(.*?)</LocalVersion>.*', "$1")

Anyway, there is no better function, it depends what are you trying to achieve. Different tools for different purposes.

 

works great thanks!

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It was a sample code, obviously you'll need to manage the pattern depending on what you exactly want - in this case (?s) if the dot in the leading and trailing  .*  must match newlines  ;)

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