Johannes Sixt <> writes:

> Am 22.03.2013 16:02, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
>> Vadim Zeitlin <> writes:
>>> A C++ method start such as
>>>         void
>>>         foo::bar()
>>> wasn't recognized by cpp diff driver as it mistakenly included "foo::bar" 
>>> as a
>>> label. However the colon in a label can't be followed by another colon, so
>>> recognize this case specially to correctly detect C++ methods using this 
>>> style.
> Much appreciated!
>>>  PATTERNS("cpp",
>>>          /* Jump targets or access declarations */
>>> -        "!^[ \t]*[A-Za-z_][A-Za-z_0-9]*:.*$\n"
>>> +        "!^[ \t]*[A-Za-z_][A-Za-z_0-9]*:([^:].*$|$)\n"
>> Hmm.  Wouldn't "find a word (possibly after indentation), colon and
>> then either a non-colon or end of line" be sufficient and simpler?
>> iow, something like...
>>        "!^[ \t]*[A-Za-z_][A-Za-z_0-9]*:([^:]|$)"
> Yes, indeed. We don't need to match more than necessary in a negative
> pattern. The \n must still remain, though.

... because \n is not for matching against the text, but merely to
separate the regular expressions, right?

I also wonder if 

        label :

should also be caught, or is it too weird format to be worth

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