Re: [code] [textadept] Regex-functionality

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 09:51:30 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Johannes,

On Sun, 20 May 2018, johannes wrote:

> Hello Mitchell,
> some weeks ago I searched for a new texteditor and finally discovered
> Textadept. Mainly because of the wide configuration possibilities and the
> clear api-documentation. So thank you for your great work.
> My configuration efforts ended up in writing additional functions which I
> want to pack together in an open source module. The module will include a
> "goto_keyline" and "goto_related_keyline" functionality which should be based
> on regex pattern-matching. These functions should be working similar like
> goto-symbol and goto definition. Therefore I wrote a function in the style of
> yours "find_in_files"-function. With this function the performance of finding
> matches seems good. Anyway, to do the proper matching, I'm missing some
> standard regex-functionality:
>     -   The operator for alternatives doesn't work, i.e. (foo|bar) doesn't
> match foo

This works for me when I use the Find & Replace pane with the "Regex" and "In Files" options selected. Can you be more specific?

>     -   the search token \n doesn't detect newlines
>     -   Whitespace \s* doesn't include newlines (\n)

Yes, it looks like multi-line regex searching does not work. Thanks for the report.

> Also I found a bug in find_in_files search:
> -   If a find-results starts at line beginning, the result get's wrong
> selected when cycling through the results

Thanks for the report. I will look into this.


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Received on Mon 21 May 2018 - 09:51:30 EDT

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