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

From: Giovanni Salmeri <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 16:18:45 +0200

> No, I do not believe there is a TRE equivalent to Lua's `%b()`.
> Initial internet searches for "regex balanced parentheses` are not
> yielding anything useful at the moment. This certainly would be a
> downside to picking regex over Lua. I'll have to see if there's a
> viable workaround.

When I looked for similar things I found always a similar answer: "regex
are not made for that, you need a true parser if you want to handle
properly balanced tags, parentheses and so on". Lua %b() is a clever
extension, but for example it doesn't work as expected (or as hoped)
also in simple cases like <img alt=">">.

Giovanni Salmeri
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Received on Fri 08 Jul 2016 - 10:18:45 EDT

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