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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 338] New: Wrong regular expression \s \S descripion

reply d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

           Summary: Wrong regular expression \s \S descripion
           Product: D
           Version: 0.166
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.digitalmars.com/ctg/regular.html
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: www.digitalmars.com
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: aarti interia.pl

Regexp description on http://www.digitalmars.com/ctg/regular.html says that:

\s matches a space
\S matches any character but a space

It's definitely not true in case of phobos regexp's. I found it after
frustrating experience when trying to match only spaces and tabs but not 
\r and \n. It was not working as specs says - \r and \n was also matched!

Probably \s matches something like this: [\f\n\r\t\v\x85\p{Z}] - any
white-space character. What's more as I observed space character is taken
literally from regexp, so there is no need to have escape character for

one of refs which I found on net: http://regexlib.com/cheatsheet.aspx

Sep 10 2006
parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

bugzilla digitalmars.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

------- Comment #1 from bugzilla digitalmars.com  2006-10-25 18:09 -------
Fixed documentation.

Oct 25 2006