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Wrapper for the PCRE library

'PME' is a C++ wrapper around the PCRE library designed to emulate Perl regular expression in both syntax and behaviour. Its Perl-like regex modifiers (imsxUg), backreference access, substitutions with backreference access in the replacement string, and splits are all similar to their Perl counterparts. It has been optimized for simplicity and ease of use.

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20 February 2004

Leaders and contributors

Zachary Hansen Maintainer
Hugo Etchegoyen Contributor

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Software prerequisites

Required to usePCRE 4.3 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 October 2017.


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