Re: [R] Parsing regular expressions differently - feature request

From: Wacek Kusnierczyk <>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:21:26 +0100

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>>> Here's a quick hack to achieve the impossible:
>>> That might solve John's problem, but I doubt it. As far as I can see
>>> it won't handle \L, for example.
>> well, it was not supposed to. it addresses the need for doubling
>> backslashes when a backslash character is an element of the regex.
> \L could be an element of a regex in Perl.
> Duncan Murdoch
indeed; but that's not something my PCRE will happily accept (try grep("\\LA", "a", perl=TRUE), which may possibly tell you just that). if not \L, what's your next best argument against mygrep?

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