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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 12367] New: std.regex: Recognize (?# ... ) comment syntax

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           Summary: std.regex: Recognize (?# ... ) comment syntax
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Phobos
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: thecybershadow gmail.com


--- Comment #0 from Vladimir Panteleev <thecybershadow gmail.com> 2014-03-15
02:11:29 EET ---
A comment syntax would be handy for particularly long expressions.

This syntax seems to be already supported by several existing engines:
http://www.regular-expressions.info/freespacing.html#parenscomment

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--- Comment #1 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2014-03-14 17:21:08 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #0)
 A comment syntax would be handy for particularly long expressions.
 
 This syntax seems to be already supported by several existing engines:
 http://www.regular-expressions.info/freespacing.html#parenscomment

While it's good to have a basic (?# ... ) comment syntax, I much prefer the Python verbose regex syntax, because it allows me to lay down regexes as little programs, with logically indented lines and #-style comments: http://docs.python.org/2/library/re.html http://www.diveintopython.net/regular_expressions/verbose.html
 pattern = """



M{0,4} # thousands - 0 to 4 M's (CM|CD|D?C{0,3}) # hundreds - 900 (CM), 400 (CD), 0-300 (0 to 3 C's), # or 500-800 (D, followed by 0 to 3 C's) (XC|XL|L?X{0,3}) # tens - 90 (XC), 40 (XL), 0-30 (0 to 3 X's), # or 50-80 (L, followed by 0 to 3 X's) (IX|IV|V?I{0,3}) # ones - 9 (IX), 4 (IV), 0-3 (0 to 3 I's), # or 5-8 (V, followed by 0 to 3 I's) $ # end of string """ -- Configure issuemail: https://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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