[TxMt] "Find in Project..." problem with special characters & regular expressions
brycethornton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 21:38:27 UTC 2005
The "Find in Project..." feature has been acting oddly when searching
for strings with "special" characters in them. I have the "Regular
Expression" box unchecked and the "Ignore Case" box checked.
I have a project with ~100 files in it. About 75 of those contain the
variable $ROOT_DIR. When I do a "Find in Project..." and search for
$ROOT_DIR I get three results back. I really can't figure out what is
special about the three that are returned. Is the "$" causing a
problem? I would think that if you are not using regular expressions
that all special characters would be automatically escaped.
That's my first problem. Here's the second:
I then tried "*\$ROOT_DIR*" with the regular expression box checked
just to see what would happen. I realize that this doesn't make much
sense as a regular expression. I know next to nothing about them.
TextMate proceeded to give me the spinning beach ball for about five
minutes. My system became unresponsive. TextMate eventually bombed.
I opened TextMate again and repeated the search. Same results.
Should there be error checking on the regular expression before it is
executed to prevent things like this?
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