On 07/26/2010 09:13 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:

codemonkey wrote:
... If I could express a literal newline
(e.g. n) in a regex then I could do it with something like this:
"^(.*)[n]$" but I can't find a way to do that (so far).  

Use \n.

hmm... my original post had the "\" in there; not sure why it's missing in your quote.

In any case, I did try \n but it didn't seem to work.  Here's a rule I wrote (based on the aforementioned strip-eol from mpi.jam):

rule rtrim ( string )
  local match = [ MATCH "^(.*)[\n]$" : $(string) ] ;
  if $(match)
    return $(match[1]) ;
    return $(string) ;

Note that I've tried it with and without the [] .

I looked at regexp.c and I can't see where it handles \n -- I'm not sure it actually does.  Unless I missed something, I think it treats '\n' as just 'n'.