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Joined: Dec 30, 2009
Mar 07, 2010 12:01:29
Why wouldn't this compile?
Pattern p = Pattern.compile("\\");
Is it not equivalent to creating a
Thanks for help in advance.
EDIT: I am very sorry for a misleading post. The above line of code compiles. But, throws an exception -
: Unexpected internal error near index 1.
Thanks Bear Bibeault.
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Mar 07, 2010 12:09:37
When reporting a compiler error, do you not think it'd be a good idea to include the error message?
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Mar 07, 2010 12:37:22
Check out any regular expression tutorial regarding the backslash, then consider how Java treats backslashes in strings.
Joined: May 26, 2003
Mar 07, 2010 19:11:14
Anoo Kota wrote:
Is it not equivalent to creating a pattern '\' ?
Yes, but that Pattern isn't valid. It says the next character as special meaning and there is no next character.
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