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From: George A. Heintzelman (georgeh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-07 09:25:48

> Given that I have a string 's' from somewhere, I'd like to create a
> regular expression where some part must match that string. The problem
> is, the 's' could contain characters that have a special meaning in
> regular expressions. Is there some support function that can provide an
> escaped version of 's'? Something that transforms "my.*string" into
> "my\.\*string"? If there isn't, would it be possible/easy to provide one?

Second that request. I just had a need for this, though I wound up
ignoring the problem rather than fixing it...

George Heintzelman

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