stri_opts_regex: Generate a List with Regex Matcher Settings

Description

A convenience function to tune the ICU regular expressions matcher’s behavior, e.g., in stri_count_regex and other stringi-search-regex functions.

Usage

stri_opts_regex(
  case_insensitive,
  comments,
  dotall,
  dot_all = dotall,
  literal,
  multiline,
  multi_line = multiline,
  unix_lines,
  uword,
  error_on_unknown_escapes,
  time_limit = 0L,
  stack_limit = 0L,
  ...
)

Arguments

case_insensitive

logical; enables case insensitive matching [regex flag (?i)]

comments

logical; allows white space and comments within patterns [regex flag (?x)]

dotall

logical; if set, ‘.’ matches line terminators, otherwise matching of ‘.’ stops at a line end [regex flag (?s)]

dot_all

alias of dotall

literal

logical; if set, treat the entire pattern as a literal string: metacharacters or escape sequences in the input sequence will be given no special meaning; note that in most cases you would rather use the stringi-search-fixed facilities in this case

multiline

logical; controls the behavior of ‘$’ and ‘^’. If set, recognize line terminators within a string, otherwise, match only at start and end of input string [regex flag (?m)]

multi_line

alias of multiline

unix_lines

logical; Unix-only line endings; when enabled, only U+000a is recognized as a line ending by ‘.’, ‘$’, and ‘^’.

uword

logical; Unicode word boundaries; if set, uses the Unicode TR 29 definition of word boundaries; warning: Unicode word boundaries are quite different from traditional regex word boundaries. [regex flag (?w)] See https://unicode.org/reports/tr29/#Word_Boundaries

error_on_unknown_escapes

logical; whether to generate an error on unrecognized backslash escapes; if set, fail with an error on patterns that contain backslash-escaped ASCII letters without a known special meaning; otherwise, these escaped letters represent themselves

time_limit

integer; processing time limit, in ~milliseconds (but not precisely so, depends on the CPU speed), for match operations; setting a limit is desirable if poorly written regexes are expected on input; 0 for no limit

stack_limit

integer; maximal size, in bytes, of the heap storage available for the match backtracking stack; setting a limit is desirable if poorly written regexes are expected on input; 0 for no limit

...

[DEPRECATED] any other arguments passed to this function generate a warning; this argument will be removed in the future

Details

Note that some regex settings may be changed using ICU regex flags inside regexes. For example, '(?i)pattern' performs a case-insensitive match of a given pattern, see the ICU User Guide entry on Regular Expressions in the References section or stringi-search-regex.

Value

Returns a named list object; missing settings are left with default values.

References

``enum URegexpFlag``: Constants for Regular Expression Match Modes – ICU4C API Documentation, https://unicode-org.github.io/icu-docs/apidoc/dev/icu4c/uregex_8h.html

Regular Expressions – ICU User Guide, http://userguide.icu-project.org/strings/regexp

See Also

Other search_regex: about_search_regex, about_search

Examples

stri_detect_regex('ala', 'ALA') # case-sensitive by default
stri_detect_regex('ala', 'ALA', opts_regex=stri_opts_regex(case_insensitive=TRUE))
stri_detect_regex('ala', 'ALA', case_insensitive=TRUE) # equivalent
stri_detect_regex('ala', '(?i)ALA') # equivalent