[TxMt] Nested Transformations in Snippets

Allan Odgaard throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Wed Apr 4 09:23:18 UTC 2007

On 4. Apr 2007, at 10:49, Ed Singleton wrote:

> On 4/3/07, Allan Odgaard <throw-away-1 at macromates.com> wrote:
>> On 3. Apr 2007, at 17:05, Ed Singleton wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > Which is good enough as a solution, but I'd still like to know if
>> > there is a way to solve the problem using nested regexs?
>> Nested regexps are currently not supported.
> Fair enough.  Is that 'currently' as in 'it's on the todo list' or as
> in 'it's not considered a particularly important feature'?

There will be “nesting” in 2.0, that is re-applying a regexp on a  
capture variable.

For example you can do:


Here the inner substitution on capture 1 would do the CamelCase to  
underscore_case or vice versa.

But chaining regexp substitutions, as what you really asked for, that  
is not presently planned mainly because I don’t like the syntax I  
have been able to come up with for it, and the usefulness is even  
less when nesting is introduced.

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