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Defined in header <regex>
template <

    class CharT = char,
    class Traits = std::regex_traits<CharT>

> class basic_regex;
(since C++11)

The class template basic_regex provides a general framework for holding regular expressions.

Several specializations for common character types are provided:

Defined in header <regex>
Type Definition
regex basic_regex<char>
wregex basic_regex<wchar_t>

Contents

[edit] Member types

Member type Definition
value_type CharT
traits_type Traits
string_type Traits::string_type
locale_type Traits::locale_type
flag_type std::regex_constants::syntax_option_type

[edit] Member functions

constructs the regex object
(public member function) [edit]
destructs the regex object
(public member function) [edit]
assigns the contents
(public member function) [edit]
assigns the contents
(public member function) [edit]
Observers
returns the number of marked sub-expressions within the regular expression
(public member function) [edit]
returns the syntax flags
(public member function) [edit]
Locale
get locale information
(public member function) [edit]
set locale information
(public member function) [edit]
Modifiers
swaps the contents
(public member function) [edit]

Constants

Value Effect(s)
icase Character matching should be performed without regard to case.
nosubs When performing matches, all marked sub-expressions (expr) are treated as non-marking sub-expressions (?:expr). No matches are stored in the supplied std::regex_match structure and mark_count() is zero
optimize Instructs the regular expression engine to make matching faster, with the potential cost of making construction slower. For example, this might mean converting a non-deterministic FSA to a deterministic FSA.
collate Character ranges of the form "[a-b]" will be locale sensitive.
ECMAScript Use the Modified ECMAScript regular expression grammar
basic Use the basic POSIX regular expression grammar (grammar documentation).
extended Use the extended POSIX regular expression grammar (grammar documentation).
awk Use the regular expression grammar used by the awk utility in POSIX (grammar documentation)
grep Use the regular expression grammar used by the grep utility in POSIX. This is effectively the same as the basic option with the addition of newline '\n' as an alternation separator.
egrep Use the regular expression grammar used by the grep utility, with the -E option, in POSIX. This is effectively the same as the extended option with the addition of newline '\n' as an alternation separator in addtion to '|'.

At most one grammar option must be chosen out of ECMAScript, basic, extended, awk, grep, egrep. If no grammar is chosen, ECMAScript is assumed to be selected. The other options serve as modifiers, such that std::regex("meow", std::regex::icase) is equivalent to std::regex("meow", std::regex::ECMAScript|std::regex::icase)

The member constants in basic_regex are duplicates of the syntax_option_type constants defined in the namespace std::regex_constants.

[edit] Non-member functions

specializes the std::swap algorithm
(function template) [edit]