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  • A single character of: a, b or c
  • A character except: a, b or c
  • A character in the range: a-z
  • A character not in the range: a-z
  • A character in the range: a-z or A-Z
  • Any single character
  • Alternate - match either a or b
  • Any whitespace character
  • Any non-whitespace character
  • Any digit
  • Any non-digit
  • Any word character
  • Any non-word character
  • Match everything enclosed
  • Capture everything enclosed
  • Zero or one of a
  • Zero or more of a
  • One or more of a
  • Exactly 3 of a
  • 3 or more of a
  • Between 3 and 6 of a
  • Start of string
  • End of string
  • A word boundary
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// include the latest version of the regex crate in your Cargo.toml extern crate regex; use regex::Regex; fn main() { let regex = Regex::new(r"(?m)@((?:[\s\S](?!\*\/|@))*)").unwrap(); let string = "/** * Queries the data and returns the value for the given x, y cartesian * pair * @param x Number The x Co-ordinate being queried * @param y Number The y Co-ordinate being queried * @return Number The value at the given co-ordinate, or -1 if the * co-ordinate is invalid (data will never naturally be less than 0) **/"; // result will be an iterator over tuples containing the start and end indices for each match in the string let result = regex.captures_iter(string); for mat in result { println!("{:?}", mat); } }

Please keep in mind that these code samples are automatically generated and are not guaranteed to work. If you find any syntax errors, feel free to submit a bug report. For a full regex reference for Rust, please visit: