Regex named-group and backreference syntax

Xueming Shen Xueming.Shen at Sun.COM
Thu Sep 3 17:49:38 UTC 2009


Guess you might be interested to help review the change for this RFE, 
here is the webrev.

Since this is an API update, the change will need to go through a review 
process before it can
be integrated into the workspace, so it might take a little while.


Alan Moore wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Xueming Shen<Xueming.Shen at> wrote:
>> RFE#6878475 has been filed to trace this issue.
>> At this point we are going to update the doc and implementation to
>> (1)disallow the group name started with digit character
>> (2)use ${name} for the group reference in replacement string.
> Great! Thank you.
>> The \k<n> and ${n} can leave for further discussion (whether or not we
>> really need this NEW feature, while there is existing syntax that can
>> do the job just fine).
> Agreed--it's a separate issue. But at least now we'll have the option.

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