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Feature #1201

Add relative group reference in back reference with nest level in regular expressions (e.g. \k<-5+1>)

Added by WoNaDo (Wolfgang Nádasi-Donner) over 11 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
[ruby-core:22416]

Description

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It should be possible to use relative group references in back reference with nest level.

Reason: As named in Ticket 1200 relative group references can be very helpful in writing subexpessions, which can be used later on as often as necessary in one regular expression.

Unfortunately back references with nest level, \k, \k, \k'n+level', and \k'n-level', do not allow relative group referencing, so they can only be used if one knows, how many normal groups are in the complete regular expression before the referenced group.

If there are relative group references possible, e.g. \k<-n+level>, \k<-n-level>, \k'-n+level', and \k'-n-level', these constructs can be used in subexpressions designed to be used more than once in a regular expression.
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Related issues

Related to Ruby master - Feature #1200: Possibility for using named and normal groups together in regular expressionsRejected02/25/2009Actions

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