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Re: smiley regexp problem

From: Rajsekar
Subject: Re: smiley regexp problem
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 01:23:06 +0530
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> The point is about \\W.  \\W matches any character that is not a
>> word-constituent.  I want `:-)' to become a smile if it is followed by any
>> of `\\W' but not ')'.  If I put it as "\\(:-?)\\)[^)]", then even strings
>> like "smile_within:-)strings" also get smileys.  So I am looking for a way
>> to specify "characters in \\W but no ')' in the language of regexps".
> ":-)[^[:word:])]"
Oh great!
It worked perfect.

    Rajsekar Manokaran
    IIT Madras

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