Question: What scripting languages can utlitize regular expressions? [ Print this FAQ]
Answer: Currently, all popular server-side ASP scripting languages can use regular expressions. Languages like JScript and PerlScript have regular expression support built-in. With the release of the VBScript and JScript 5.0 scripting engines, Microsoft released a Regular Expression COM component, thereby giving developers the opportunity to use regular expressions with VBScript (or VB, or VC++, or any language that can utilize COM components). (To get the latest version of the Microsoft Scripting Engines, visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting/. To determine what server-side scripting language and version you're currently using, check out: Determining the Server-Side Scripting Language and Version!) A very simple regular expression example in VBScript can be seen below:
Dim objRegExp Set objRegExp = New RegExp objRegExp.IgnoreCase = True objRegExp.Pattern = "^Scott" Dim strStringToSearch strStringToSearch = "Scott Mitchell is my name." 'objRegExp.Test(strStringToSearch) will return true, since 'it starts with the substring Scott Set objRegExp = Nothing 'Clean up! %> For a list of great articles on Regular Expressions, be sure to check out the Regular Expression Article Index. If you have questions about regular expressions, be sure to check out the Regular Expression Forum @ ASPMessageboard.com and the Regular Expression ListServ @ ASPLists.com.
FAQ posted by Scott Mitchell at
12/3/2000 8:36:31 PM to the
Regular Expressions category.
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