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Friday, August 17, 2018

Which of the following RegEx character sets does the '\w' meta-character most closely represent in Perl-compatible Regular Expression implementations?

Which of the following RegEx character sets does the '\w' meta-character most closely represent in Perl-compatible Regular Expression implementations?

  • [a-zA-Z0-9_]
  • [a-zA-Z]
  • [a-zA-Z0-9]
  • [a-zA-Z_] 

 
Which of the following RegEx character sets does the '\w' meta-character most closely represent in Perl-compatible Regular Expression implementations?

EXPLANATION

The "word" meta-character \w in RegEx will match the full alpha-numeric range, basically the full alphabet as well as number characters, and includes underscores.

Note that it matches more alphabet characters than the standard a through z: pretty much any alphabet character, such as 'ñ', also match.

http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_regexp_wordchar.asp
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