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The matching characters table in StringRegExp is so messed up that it would be a good idea if someone that understood StringRegExp() really well could re-write the table. No table would probably be better than the one we currently have.

examples

(?s)

. (dot) is in there twice but only one has a description at all

There are more. I don't spot them until I try to read that table.


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The matching characters table in StringRegExp is so messed up that it would be a good idea if someone that understood StringRegExp() really well could re-write the table. No table would probably be better than the one we currently have.

examples

(?s)

. (dot) is in there twice but only one has a description at all

There are more. I don't spot them until I try to read that table.

It does need a bit little bit of tidying up to make it clearer what some of the commands are for but the basic are OK. Including a link to a good tutorial would be useful.

http://www.regular-expressions.info is in my opinion one of the best and does not assume any prior knowledge of the reader. It has plenty of simple and easy to follow examples, if anything about regex can be said to be easy for someone just discovering RegEx.


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It does need a bit little bit of tidying up to make it clearer what some of the commands are for but the basic are OK. Including a link to a good tutorial would be useful.

http://www.regular-expressions.info is in my opinion one of the best and does not assume any prior knowledge of the reader. It has plenty of simple and easy to follow examples, if anything about regex can be said to be easy for someone just discovering RegEx.

Thanks for the link. It's good but it doesn't solve the problem in the AutoIt help file. There is a lot of good sites for RegExp help that are so much clearer than that table is and the table in some cases is totally wrong. In those cases the file does more harm than good.

George

Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

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The PCRE (Regular Expression) ToolKit for AutoIT - (Updated Oct 20, 2011 ver:3.0.1.13) - Please update your current version before filing any bug reports. The installer now includes both 32 and 64 bit versions. No change in version number.

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