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    Default Regular Expressions Help

    Hi, i'm trying to construct a java program to measure the cyclomatic complexity of other java programs

    the trouble i'm having is with regular expressions

    Example :
    I'm trying to create a general construct to identify if statements.

    Java Code:
    if(file_line.matches
    ("if \\( [a-z]*\\d*] [==|<=|>=|!|\\)]")
    First of all, i would like to know if this expression is valid.

    [[a-z]*\\d*]
    checks for any possible variable name..

    I intend [==|<=|>=|!|\\)] to check for the various conditions that may be present. However, i read that the [ ] grouping is used for literals.

    Could anyone direct me towards how to proceed with this task
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death Sickle View Post
    First of all, i would like to know if this expression is valid.

    [a-z]*\\d*]
    You tell us. One opening bracket, 2 closing brackets.

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    my bad..edited it..that was my fault in the forum post. got confused with the [] from QUOTE

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    Ahh, ok.

    Another problem, you will need to escape your round brackets.

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