Regular Expressions 101

INI Parser

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Regular Expression
.NET 7.0 (C#)

@"
(?:(?<=;|#)(?:[^\S\r\n]*))(?<comment>.+)(?<=\S)|(?:[^\S\r\n]*)(?<=\[)(?:[^\S\r\n]*)(?<section>\w+)(?:[^\S\r\n]*?)(?=\])|(?<entry>(?=\S)(?<key>.*\S+)(?:\s*)(?==)=(?<==)(?:[^\S\r\n]*)(?<value>.*)(?<=\S))
"
ig

Description

This regular expression has the following features that make it a convenient tool for working with text data.

  • Ignoring syntax errors The regular expression is able to ignore syntax errors whenever possible. This allows you to handle data with formatting errors without losing important information.
  • Case insensitive The expression is case insensitive, making it easier to use and more versatile.
  • Minimum number of passes Due to its structure, a regular expression allows you to process data in a minimum number of passes. This speeds up the process of data analysis and processing.
  • Independence of line break format The expression is independent of the line break format, allowing it to be used with data represented in different formats.
  • Trimming invisible characters The regular expression trims invisible characters such as spaces and tabs, making data easier to process and more readable.

This makes regular expression a useful tool for analyzing and manipulating text data. It can be used in various scenarios where efficient text processing is required.

Submitted by Pavel Bashkardin - 3 months ago (Last modified 2 months ago)