[TxMt] Oniguruma question.

Allan Odgaard throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Wed Sep 20 01:34:50 UTC 2006

On 20/9/2006, at 3:07, Fritz Anderson wrote:

> [...] I am trying to automate putting spaces after the )s with the  
> search RE /\)(?=\S)/, to be replaced with ') ' -- that's close- 
> parenthesis, space.

Have a look at Reformat → Method Signature in the Objective-C  
bundle. It doesn’t do your style by default, but you can modify the  
script (I have done that locally to get my style) — then one can  
just press ⌃Q on a method signature (be it in the interface or  
implementation) and get it reformatted properly.

I use that a lot when pasting methods from the Cocoa documentation :)

> Doing this as a Replace All works as expected. But try pressing the  
> Next button, then Replace. The substitution does not take place.
> Am I missing something?

The problem with the “Next” + “Replace” is the look-ahead.  
The “Replace” is not connected with the previous “Next” and so  
will replace the selection with the contents of the replace string,  
regardless of what caused the seletion — for your regexp this will  
fail, because the selection no longer matches the find pattern  
(because of the look-ahead).

So all in all, it shouldn’t really work that way, but does for  
technical reasons.

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