Does the RegExp /y modifier require /g?
steves_list at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 24 14:53:45 PST 2007
>> 1. Does ES4's /y (sticky) modifier have any meaning if the /g (global)
>> modifier is not also set?
My question was very poorly worded. I was thinking along the lines of
behavior being affected by lastIndex (set manually or via the use of /g).
> The /y flag makes unanchored regexps match or fail at the current
> position in the target string, period. Where the current position is may
> depend on /g and other things, but /y is independent (lower- level) than
> these considerations. [...]
> Firefox 3 is in beta release now and has supported /y since an early
> alpha. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=371932.
Thanks. Your response and the Firefox 3 beta answers all my questions on
this point. The /y modifier is a great addition and every aspect of it seems
to work like I would expect/hope.
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