On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Scott Frazer <scott.d.fra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm struggling a lot here... I want to be able to pass flags to my regexps
> (specifically the flag where dot matches any character).  The only mention
> of flags at all is here: https://golang.org/pkg/regexp/syntax/#Parse.
> Though this API is strange and confusing.  I'm not sure what exactly to do
> with a syntax.Regexp.  Seems I can turn it into a syntax.Prog, but I'm very
> unclear about what to do with that object.
> Also, is there a way to say "match this regex anchored to the beginning of
> the string" without pre-pending the '^' character to all of my regexp's?

Don't worry about the regexp/syntax package.  You shouldn't use it.
If we could hide it without breaking the Go 1 contract, we would.

Specify flags by putting "(?flags)" at the start of your regexp.

I don't know of a way to anchor a regexp other than using ^.


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