Stupid question number 666

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Sun Jun 27 05:09:15 EDT 2010

The Answer:

matchtext, matchchunk and replacetext use regex, many languages have
it in some form or another.

>From the dictionary for matchtext:

" Tip:  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 "

Regular Expressions can either be really fun and helpful, or a
horrific nightmare depending on the day, the circumstances and which
side of the bed you slept on the night before.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 2:55 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at> wrote:
> This will really "show me up" . . .  :)
> Well, here goes:
> What exactly is REGEX ?
> Is REGEX cross-platform ?
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