LCB: Error: illegal escape in string

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Wed Feb 24 09:08:38 CET 2016


On 23/02/2016 21:59, Stephen MacLean wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Working to build a library extension and I’m getting an error on this line when I go to test it in LCB:
>
> put "^[A-Z0-9._%+-]{1,64}@(?:[A-Z0-9-]{1,63}\.){1,125}[A-Z]{2,63}$" into tRegex
>
> The error is:
>
> illegal escape in string '^[A-Z0-9._%+-]{1,64}@(?:[A-Z0-9-]{1,63}\.){1,125}[A-Z]{2,63}$’

Hi Stephen,

In LiveCode Builder, quoted strings treat the '\' character as an escape 
character.  It's explained in the LiveCode Builder Language Reference guide.

So, you need to replace your '\' with '\\', and everything should work 
nicely for you.

                                             Peter

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