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New Regex engine in version 4 [closed]

asked 2013-02-05 17:38:18 +0200

Oldbwl gravatar image

updated 2021-07-04 17:09:56 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am sure I read that there will be a new RegEx engine in 4.0.0. I am a bit of a simpleton on these things, so, will that mean I will have to rewrite some or all of the Libreoffice macros I have created?

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close date 2013-10-09 15:51:45.625818

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answered 2013-02-05 17:58:06 +0200

qubit gravatar image

Hi @Oldbwl,

Any new regexp engine added to LibreOffice should be compatible with the syntax used by the existing regexp engine. I believe the only case in which the two might differ would be if there was an unknown/unfixed bug in the old engine.

If you do find an incompatibility or bug in the way that LO 4.0 handles your existing files, please file a bug about the problem. The QA team will be happy to help you track down any issues, especially issues in the latest builds! Thanks!

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The new Regexp engine in AOO 3.4 and LibO 4.0 is ICU’s engine. Here is a guide on using this engine from a developer’s standpoint (the list of operators and syntax description are invaluable for users too).

CyanCG gravatar imageCyanCG ( 2013-02-07 03:51:37 +0200 )edit

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