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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Regex best practice

From: Arash Esbati
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Regex best practice
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:10:01 +0100
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Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

> 2015-11-24 21:13 GMT+01:00 Arash Esbati <address@hidden>:
>> Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Probably yes: so you want to match the whole \declaretheoremstyle
>>> macro, but saving only the mandatory argument, right?
>> Yes, exactly.
> The problem of your regex is that will match *everything* until the
> last closing bracket.  This is good when you test your regex in a
> simple case, but will fail in a real document with other commands
> taking optional and mandatory arguments.

Thanks for your response.  Your are right, I missed that completely.

> Is the non paired "]" in
>       anothername  = {valu-es[]}]{}      ,
> intended? 

No, it was just part of the experiment.

> If so, I don't have a solution at hand, otherwise, if you're sure you
> have always paired brackets, you can use something like
> "\\\\declaresomething\\[\\(?:[^][]*\\(?:\\[[^][]*\\(?:\\[[^][]*\\(?:\\[[^][]*\\][^][]*\\)*\\][^][]*\\)*\\][^][]*\\)*\\)\\][
> \t\n\r]*{[ \t\n\r]*\\(.*\\)[ \t\n\r]*}"

The existence of brackets is not guaranteed, it is the optional
argument.  I will play around with your suggestion; I have to decode it
first ;-)

Best, Arash

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