[erlang-questions] regexp module

Michael McDaniel <>
Wed Oct 10 23:33:01 CEST 2007


On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 11:18:42PM +1300, Liam Clarke wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Quick question, is there a way to do case insensitive matches with the
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A bit of a pain, but you could do ...

1> regexp:matches("This IS the string, isn't it?", "[Ii][Ss]").
{match,[{3,2},{6,2},{21,2}]}
2>

I force some fields to all upper case myself for fixed length user
input data.

~Michael

> regexp module? I've hacked together a function to lower case
> everything and go from there, but I just got that 'reinventing the
> wheel' feeling that I get when in the early stages of familiarity with
> a language and its libraries.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Liam Clarke
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