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Posted by Faux   United Kingdom  (77 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Mon 24 Jan 2005 10:20 AM (UTC)
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As far as I can determine, the colon (":") character doesn't require escaping in regular expressions?

eg.
Entering
Fish: Monkey
and pressing `Convert to Regular Expression` produces:
^Fish\: Monkey$

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Posted by Poromenos   Greece  (1,037 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Mon 24 Jan 2005 02:58 PM (UTC)

Amended on Mon 24 Jan 2005 02:59 PM (UTC) by Poromenos

Message
Nick just kinda went crazy with those and added backslashes everywhere, since the Regex docs say that it doesn't hurt.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,405 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Wed 26 Jan 2005 01:14 AM (UTC)
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It's not really a bug. The regexp will work, but I think that it would be a bug to escape (say) 1 because \1 has a special meaning. However escaping special characters is just being "safe".

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