pub struct RegexSetBuilder(_);
A configurable builder for a set of regular expressions.
A builder can be used to configure how the regexes are built, for example, by setting the default flags (which can be overridden in the expression itself) or setting various limits.
Create a new regular expression builder with the given pattern.
If the pattern is invalid, then an error will be returned when
build is called.
Consume the builder and compile the regular expressions into a set.
Set the value for the case insensitive (
Set the value for the multi-line matching (
Set the value for the any character (
s) flag, where in
s is set and matches anything except for new line when
it is not set (the default).
N.B. “matches anything” means “any byte” for
expressions and means “any Unicode scalar value” for
Set the value for the greedy swap (
Set the value for the ignore whitespace (
Set the value for the Unicode (
Whether to support octal syntax or not.
Octal syntax is a little-known way of uttering Unicode codepoints in
a regular expression. For example,
\141 are all equivalent regular expressions, where the last example
shows octal syntax.
While supporting octal syntax isn’t in and of itself a problem, it does
make good error messages harder. That is, in PCRE based regex engines,
\0 invokes a backreference, which is explicitly
unsupported in Rust’s regex engine. However, many users expect it to
be supported. Therefore, when octal support is disabled, the error
message will explicitly mention that backreferences aren’t supported.
Octal syntax is disabled by default.
Set the approximate size limit of the compiled regular expression.
This roughly corresponds to the number of bytes occupied by a single compiled program. If the program exceeds this number, then a compilation error is returned.
Set the approximate size of the cache used by the DFA.
This roughly corresponds to the number of bytes that the DFA will use while searching.
Note that this is a per thread limit. There is no way to set a global limit. In particular, if a regex is used from multiple threads simultaneously, then each thread may use up to the number of bytes specified here.
Set the nesting limit for this parser.
The nesting limit controls how deep the abstract syntax tree is allowed to be. If the AST exceeds the given limit (e.g., with too many nested groups), then an error is returned by the parser.
The purpose of this limit is to act as a heuristic to prevent stack
overflow for consumers that do structural induction on an
explicit recursion. While this crate never does this (instead using
constant stack space and moving the call stack to the heap), other
This limit is not checked until the entire Ast is parsed. Therefore, if callers want to put a limit on the amount of heap space used, then they should impose a limit on the length, in bytes, of the concrete pattern string. In particular, this is viable since this parser implementation will limit itself to heap space proportional to the length of the pattern string.
Note that a nest limit of
0 will return a nest limit error for most
patterns but not all. For example, a nest limit of
ab requires a concatenation, which results in a nest
1. In general, a nest limit is not something that manifests
in an obvious way in the concrete syntax, therefore, it should not be
used in a granular way.
Returns the argument unchanged.