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StringRegExpReplace back references

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StringRegExpReplace backreferences don't seem to allow functions to be applied to them.

Let's check if back references are working:

$string="hello"
$string=StringRegExpReplace($string,"(.)","=$1")
msgbox(0,"",$string)

; produces: =h=e=l=l=o

So, the asc function is being applied FIRST and acts on the literal string "$1" rather than the back reference which will be substituted into it.

Is there a way to use functions on back references - like you can in most other languages? If not, then StringRegExpReplace becomes practically useless except for the classic delete pattern: stringRegExpReplace($string,"something here","")

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OK. The outcome of that thread seems to me to be: applying functions to back references totally fails. Use some other workaround instead, perhaps some combination of StringRegExp then manually replacing what you've found.

So the upshot is that AutoIt's StringRegExpReplace is only usable for the simplest cases. Are there some plans to fix this to make it more usable?

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OK. The outcome of that thread seems to me to be: applying functions to back references totally fails. Use some other workaround instead, perhaps some combination of StringRegExp then manually replacing what you've found.

So the upshot is that AutoIt's StringRegExpReplace is only usable for the simplest cases. Are there some plans to fix this to make it more usable?

Download the PCRE engine, get the exact/correct syntax ... if it works there... then it will work here too.

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Download the PCRE engine, get the exact/correct syntax ... if it works there... then it will work here too.

If you're refering to PCRE 7.4 as in http://freshmeat.net/projects/pcre/?branch...lease_id=262222 which is an external library, our problem isn't so much with the internal processing of the regex, but rather that AutoIt parses the statement and evaluates it before it can be plugged into the PCRE.

And I've already given an example showing that it doesn't work as it is in AutoIt. Testing out an underlying library isn't go to solve the AutoIt side of things.

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