Re: [code] [scintillua] attempting to use alnum or underscore following word_match()

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:47:28 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Justin,

On Mon, 20 Mar 2017, Justin Dailey wrote:

> I'm not sure if this is something I'm simply overlooking or a bug. I'm
> attempting to use something like this:

> local macro = token('macro', '__' * word_match({'FILE', 'LINE'}, nil, true) * "__")

> However this never seems to match anything. It seems to be due to
> whatever is following the word_match(). If it is anything in "%w_" then
> it doesn't work as expected. If other symbols are used, such as:

> local macro = token('macro', '__' * word_match({'FILE', 'LINE'}, nil, true) * "##")

> Then it works as expected. (Of course this can be simply worked around
> if needed).

Your intuition is correct. `word_match()` uses "%w_" internally to find
candidate words, and then uses a hashmap lookup for the match. In your
case, the trailing "__" is also being included in the check. I'd recommend
including the leading and trailing "__" in your word list.


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Received on Mon 20 Mar 2017 - 21:47:28 EDT

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