Declined Update FFIND in Help File with example for ORing expressions to search for

Aug 23, 2010
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That's RE syntax, not FFIND's syntax.
While I see benefit, if a guide to regex syntax should be added, it needs its own article. IMHO.
 
Jan 12, 2014
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Switzerland, SO
A guide is already there (v24) ...

For example: after you klick on "/E"xx" (regular expression)" on the FFIND Help page, klick on "regular expression" link in the first line and you will see the guide for the Ruby variant with a link to the Perl variant.

Or also: type "reference" in the search field of Help and choose the related title (first in v24) ...
 
May 20, 2008
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Syracuse, NY, USA
A guide is already there (v24) ...

For example: after you klick on "/E"xx" (regular expression)" on the FFIND Help page, klick on "regular expression" link in the first line and you will see the guide for the Ruby variant with a link to the Perl variant.
The help's link to PERLRE.HTML doesn't work well. It takes you to the Perldoc home page, where it is not obvious how to get to PERLRE.HTML. This link works better: perlre - perldoc.perl.org

The Ruby guide in TCC's help simply says "| alternation" with no examples (or even an explanation of what that means). In the Perldocs,'|' is one of a handful of metacharacters and there are examples of it's use.
 
Aug 23, 2010
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A short summary I write regularly is a good compromise. It's just about 20 lines long and covers 99% of daily needs.
 
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