PCRE_GET_STRINGTABLE_ENTRIES(3) Library Functions Manual PCRE_GET_STRINGTABLE_ENTRIES(3)

PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions

#include <pcre.h>
int pcre_get_stringtable_entries(const pcre *code,
     const char *name, char **first, char **last);

int pcre16_get_stringtable_entries(const pcre16 *code,
     PCRE_SPTR16 name, PCRE_UCHAR16 **first, PCRE_UCHAR16 **last);

int pcre32_get_stringtable_entries(const pcre32 *code,
     PCRE_SPTR32 name, PCRE_UCHAR32 **first, PCRE_UCHAR32 **last);

This convenience function finds, for a compiled pattern, the first and last entries for a given name in the table that translates capturing parenthesis names into numbers. When names are required to be unique (PCRE_DUPNAMES is not set), it is usually easier to use pcre[16|32]_get_stringnumber() instead.

code Compiled regular expression name Name whose entries required first Where to return a pointer to the first entry last Where to return a pointer to the last entry

The yield of the function is the length of each entry, or PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING if none are found.

There is a complete description of the PCRE native API, including the format of the table entries, in the pcreapi page, and a description of the POSIX API in the pcreposix page.

24 June 2012 PCRE 8.30