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Re: [PATCH, gfortran] Cleanup the submodule tests

On Sun, Jun 04, 2017 at 02:52:36PM +0200, Dominique d'Humières wrote:
> >> -           regexp "(\[0-9\]+)\[ \t\]+(?:(?:#)?\[ \t\]*include\[ \t\]+)\[\"\](\[^\"\]*)\[\"\]" $i dummy lineno include_file
> >> +           regexp -nocase "(\[0-9\]+)\\s+(?:(?:#)?\\s*include\\s+)\[\"\'\](\[^\"\'\]*)\[\"\'\]" $i dummy lineno include_file
> > 
> > My regex sorcery may be a bit rusty, but why does \\s need a double
> > escape while \t appears with single escape?
> I have used the Segher’s tips.

Nah, that wasn't a tip.  A tip is: don't use double quotes unless you
actually want double quotes.  You can write this as:

  regexp -nocase {([0-9]+)\s+(?:(?:#)?\s*include\s+)["']([^"']*)["']} $i dummy lineno include_file

or even

  regexp -nocase {([0-9]+)\s+#?\s*include\s+["']([^"']*)["']} $i dummy lineno include_file

(where I removed the useless (?:) groups as well).

You want double quotes if you want command substitution ("bla[stuff]bla"),
variable substitution ("$something"), or backslash substitution (like "\t"
becomes a tab char).  In a regexp you do not usually have any use for this,
and it hurts so much.


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