pcre_get_stringtable_entries.3   [plain text]


.TH PCRE_GET_STRINGTABLE_ENTRIES 3
.SH NAME
PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions
.SH SYNOPSIS
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.B #include <pcre.h>
.PP
.SM
.B int pcre_get_stringtable_entries(const pcre *\fIcode\fP,
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.B const char *\fIname\fP, char **\fIfirst\fP, char **\fIlast\fP);
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.SH DESCRIPTION
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This convenience function finds, for a compiled pattern, the first and last
entries for a given name in the table that translates capturing parenthesis
names into numbers. When names are required to be unique (PCRE_DUPNAMES is
\fInot\fP set), it is usually easier to use \fBpcre_get_stringnumber()\fP
instead.
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  \fIcode\fP    Compiled regular expression
  \fIname\fP    Name whose entries required
  \fIfirst\fP   Where to return a pointer to the first entry
  \fIlast\fP    Where to return a pointer to the last entry
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The yield of the function is the length of each entry, or
PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING if none are found.
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There is a complete description of the PCRE native API, including the format of
the table entries, in the
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\fBpcreapi\fP
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page, and a description of the POSIX API in the
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\fBpcreposix\fP
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page.