How trim: Bug in RegExp engine
kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Oct 24 20:05:11 CDT 2005
On 10/24/05 5:40 PM, "Marielle Lange" <mlange at lexicall.org> wrote:
>> The other main issue is that Rev does not support all the fine
>> nuances of Perl-style RegEx, though the docs say it does.
Actually, what they support is whatever comes with the PCRE engine, and is
supported fully for matchText/matchChunk (AFAIK), whereas it seems like
replaceText only seems to support a portion of PCRE (although I could be
> A problem is that their documentation doesn't match what their
True, but they *do* say "Revolution implements regular expressions
compatible with the PCRE library. For detailed information about regular
expression elements you can use with this function, see the PCRE manual at
And given the fact that regular expressions is a lengthy topic, I'm not too
surprised that they have not explained them in detail.
> I was surprised to see Mark use \s and \S as they are not mentioned
> in the documentation (which hasn't been updated to follow updates in
> the function in version 2.5). Full information about these special
> codes can be found below.
See above - I think they just want people to read the docs at pcre.org.
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