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Feature #739

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Regexp#match with position

Added by viking (Jeremy Stephens) over 13 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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[ruby-core:19785]

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Regexp#=~ returns the position of the match. Regexp#match lets you search a string from a certain position. It would be great if Regexp#match also returned the position along with MatchData. In the current version (ruby-1.9.1-preview1), rb_reg_match_m already finds the position via reg_match_pos, but it doesn't return it. It would be trivial to stash the position somewhere in the return value.

I suppose you could either create an attribute reader in MatchData for position, or maybe Regexp#match could return an array of length 2, where the first element is the position, and the second is the MatchData object.
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