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Issue 7.4


RegEx Revisited

An updated look at REALbasic's Regex classes

Issue: 7.4 (May/June 2009)
Author: JC Cruz
Author Bio: JC is a freelance technical writer living in British Columbia. He writes for various publications, pokes around with Cocoa, Python and REALbasic, and spends time with his nephew. He can be reached at: anarakisware@gmail.com
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Today, we take an updated look at regular expressions on REALbasic. First, we learn the concept of a regular expression and how it can serve our needs. Then, we study the basic parts that make up an expression. Next, we examine the three REALbasic classes we need to process a regular expression. We also learn how to use these classes to do a typical search and replace task. And we finish with a step-by-step look at six basic regular expressions.

The Regular Expression

Regular expressions give us the means to describe a specific string pattern. That pattern may be a unique string, or it may be a series of repeating strings. It may describe a part of a much larger string, or a piece of text inside a file.

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