Named backreferences with Oniguruma

Hi all,

Ruby 1.8.4
Oniguruma 2.5.6

I’m trying to figure out how to get at named backreferences with
Oniguruma, but I’m having some problems figuring it out. Here’s the
interface I would like to have:

pseudo.rb

str = “hello world”
reg = /^(?\w+?)\s(?\w+)$/

match = reg.match(str)

first = match[:first]
last = match[:last]

But this doesn’t work - I mean, the regex works, but the way I’m trying
to get at the backreferences does not. Nor does there appear to be
anything like Python’s MatchData#groupdict() method (which returns a
hash).

How do I get at the named backreferences from the MatchData object? Is
there a way?

Thanks,

Dan

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“B” == Berger, Daniel [email protected] writes:

B> reg = /^(?\w+?)\s(?\w+)$/

moulon% cat b.rb
#!/usr/bin/ruby
str = “hello world”
reg = /^(?\w+?)\s(?\w+)$/

match = reg.match(str)

first = match[:first]
last = match[:last]

p first,last
moulon%

moulon% ruby -v b.rb
ruby 1.9.0 (2006-07-14) [i686-linux]
“hello”
“world”
moulon%

moulon% grep ONIGURUMA_VERSION ruby/oniguruma.h
#define ONIGURUMA_VERSION_MAJOR 4
#define ONIGURUMA_VERSION_MINOR 0
#define ONIGURUMA_VERSION_TEENY 3
moulon%

Guy Decoux

Hi,

At Thu, 27 Jul 2006 22:11:02 +0900,
Berger, Daniel wrote in [ruby-talk:204263]:

Ruby 1.8.4
Oniguruma 2.5.6

Not 1.9? That combination isn’t supported officially.

I’m trying to figure out how to get at named backreferences with
Oniguruma, but I’m having some problems figuring it out. Here’s the
interface I would like to have:

MatchData#[] in 1.8 doesn’t take symbols.

Hi,

At Thu, 27 Jul 2006 22:35:18 +0900,
Daniel B. wrote in [ruby-talk:204267]:

I’m trying to figure out how to get at named backreferences with
Oniguruma, but I’m having some problems figuring it out. Here’s the
interface I would like to have:

MatchData#[] in 1.8 doesn’t take symbols.

Couldn’t it be added? I mean, it’s a custom re.c anyway, isn’t it?

To which? Oniguruma doesn’t contain the patch for 1.8?

[email protected] wrote:

Hi,

At Thu, 27 Jul 2006 22:11:02 +0900,
Berger, Daniel wrote in [ruby-talk:204263]:

Ruby 1.8.4
Oniguruma 2.5.6

Not 1.9? That combination isn’t supported officially.

Oh, I didn’t know that.

I’m trying to figure out how to get at named backreferences with
Oniguruma, but I’m having some problems figuring it out. Here’s the
interface I would like to have:

MatchData#[] in 1.8 doesn’t take symbols.

Couldn’t it be added? I mean, it’s a custom re.c anyway, isn’t it?

Thanks,

Dan

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