derek at ihtfp.com
Tue Jan 12 10:11:25 EST 2016
On Tue, January 12, 2016 9:52 am, Mike Evans wrote:
> Hi Geert.
> I'd appreciate some advice on this bug, since you were that last person to
> touch the (makes my head hurt) regex.
> In file dialog-bi-import-gui.c line 328 The regex for description, and
> notes is currently:
This regex is basically looking for anything within double-quotes, except
for another double-quote.
The issue would be handling something like:
"<some text>""<more text>"
I.e., in order to escape a double-quote you use a double-double-quote.
This regex does not handle that case. So it's basically saying "get me
everything between the double quotes (without acknowledging the
> I'm not a regex guru but it seems to me that losing the [^\"] part and
> just using . would accept the problem lines. This wouldn't strip the extra
> " from the escaped quote, but it would at least be imported and editable
> later. I'd have thought that just accepting everything inside the quoted
> field would be the correct behaviour?
Unfortunately I don't think that would work. The construct:
says to match anything but a double-quote. More likely we need to change
I think this will tell it to match anything but a double-quote, or a
double-double-quote, as many times as they occur.
Can you try this?
> Mike E
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