[Home] [Downloads] [Search] [Help/forum]

Gammon Forum

See www.mushclient.com/spam for dealing with forum spam. Please read the MUSHclient FAQ!

[Folder]  Entire forum
-> [Folder]  MUSHclient
. -> [Folder]  VBscript
. . -> [Subject]  Regular Expressions
Home  |  Users  |  Search  |  FAQ
Username:
Register forum user name
Password:
Forgotten password?

Regular Expressions

It is now over 60 days since the last post. This thread is closed.     [Refresh] Refresh page


Posted by Zeppy   USA  (15 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Thu 26 Apr 2001 06:30 PM (UTC)
Message
Is it safe to assume that regular expressions within MUSHClient are the same expressions (and syntax) that are specified by MS in there VBScript documentation?

Again, an obvious question, but I want to make sure...
[Go to top] top

Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,677 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Fri 27 Apr 2001 05:23 AM (UTC)
Message
Regular expressions are now done using "Perl-Compatible regular expressions". These are documented at some length in the text file:


doc\RegularExpressions.txt


This is part of the MUSHclient install.

I doubt they are completely compatible with VBscript - these were written by someone to be compatible with Perl, not Visual Basic. After all, not everyone will choose VBscript as their scripting language, they might use JScript or PerlScript, or use regular expressions with no script language at all.

A quick glance at the VBscript regexp specs seems to indicate it is very similar - however the PCRE implementation includes some extra stuff, eg. assertions about something not being there.

eg. You might want to match on <someone> waves where <someone> is not Nick.



- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
[Go to top] top

The dates and times for posts above are shown in Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC).

To show them in your local time you can join the forum, and then set the 'time correction' field in your profile to the number of hours difference between your location and UTC time.


3,492 views.

It is now over 60 days since the last post. This thread is closed.     [Refresh] Refresh page

Go to topic:           Search the forum


[Go to top] top

Quick links: MUSHclient. MUSHclient help. Forum shortcuts. Posting templates. Lua modules. Lua documentation.

Information and images on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License unless stated otherwise.

[Home]


Written by Nick Gammon - 5K   profile for Nick Gammon on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites   Marriage equality

Comments to: Gammon Software support
[RH click to get RSS URL] Forum RSS feed ( https://gammon.com.au/rss/forum.xml )

[Best viewed with any browser - 2K]    [Hosted at FutureQuest]