Compatibility in regexps between perl and ruby

Hello,
I try to translate some perl to ruby and assumed so far that the regexps
are
compatible. But it seems that there are some only available in perl.
Is there something comparable to
(?<!..)
also in ruby (is a zerowidth lookbehind, so
/(?<!test)moin/ would only match moin if no test preceeds.

Regards,
Tammo

Hi,

You are right: the zerowidth lookbehind isn’t still implemented in
Ruby 1.8. We have to wait for the new engine “oniguruma”, and the 1.9
version.

You can install oniguruma as a gem in Ruby 1.8.

Come

Hi,

thanks for the quick answer, does “oniguruma” support all regexps of
perl?
I stumbled over another one, where ?(…) is used, where … is some check
( a
number). It referes to the revious matches and matches the following
expression only if the expression in the by … given has matched.
E.g.
/(foo) (() (+) ?(2) ())/
matches the closing ) only if a opening occured (referes to the matching
in
the second (…)

Best regards,
Tammo

Will it be default in the next version?

On 9/8/07, Bernardo Monteiro R. [email protected] wrote:

Will it be default in the next version?

Oniguruma is the default engine in Ruby 1.9, and presumably for
subsequent versions as well.

Tammo T. wrote:

http://www.zenspider.com/Languages/Ruby/QuickRef.html#11

Tammo T. wrote:

Hi,

thanks for the quick answer, does “oniguruma” support all regexps of
perl?

It does not support the experimental features like using code inside a
regular expression.
The Oniguruma features are described in

http://www.geocities.jp/kosako3/oniguruma/doc/RE.txt

Wolfgang Nádasi-Donner

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