On 02.03.2014 13:03, Bozhidar Batsov wrote:
Native regexp support is preferable IMO. After all - regexps are not
strings. If they were treated differently we’d also be able to have
extra highlighting for things like named groups, quantifiers, regexp
classes, etc. I guess, however, that this would require a lot of work.
Since the regexp syntax can be different between languages, we probably
won't get all of that automatically. The direct benefits from the native
support I can see is highlighting comments (for regexps with appropriate
modifiers, in languages that support that), new faces for regexp itself,
and maybe for groups, quantifiers, etc.