Non-greedy regex captures

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Posted 14 years ago by Marianne
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For switching from HTML to VBScript, I have a lookahead defined like this (it's similar to the one in your sample but account for additional spaces between the operators):
script {LineTerminatorWhitespaceMacro}* language {LineTerminatorWhitespaceMacro}* = {LineTerminatorWhitespaceMacro}* \" (VBS | VBScript)
This will work with the first line but not the second:

<script language = "VBScript">
<script id = "MyID" language = "VBScript">
With standard regex I would use something like:
script .*? language which would handle all characters up to the first occurrence of the word language. But in looking over the docs I don't see a way to implement a non-greedy capture. If this isn't available then what alternative regex construct can I use to achieve the same result? Thanks.

------------------------------- Marianne

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Posted 14 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Marianne,

Our regex engine doesn't currently support non-greedy regex captures. That's one of the few remaining features that the .NET engine has that ours doesn't. I can add it to the TODO list for you though.


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Posted 7 years ago by Jon Heaton
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Is this supported in the latest version (2012.1.0302)?

Posted 7 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Jon,

Sorry but there haven't been any changes related to that.


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The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0341) was released 10 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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