Re: [code] [textadept] Textadept 9 poll: Lua patterns or Regex?

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 21:00:57 -0400 (EDT)


On Sat, 2 Jul 2016, DrTebi wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> personally, I prefer regex patterns. And I admit, I pretty much don't
> even know how Lua patterns work in the first place.
> I use Textadept for pretty much everything except my larger Python
> projects, but I don't work much with the Lua language itself, which
> explains my limited knowledge of Lua patterns.
> So obviously, I would preferr regex, which I have used since the late
> 90s.. But if I would get more into Lua, I would probably appreciate to
> see the option to use Lua patterns... so my vote goes for both.
> Would it not be possible to have a radio group with "Lua Pattern -
> Regex Pattern - Plain Text"?

Thanks for your response. I thought about having a radio group, but that
would clutter up the find & replace pane. I really like the 4 options it
currently has and would not like to add more horizontal or vertical width
to accommodate a 5th option. (The terminal version would particularly


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