Proposal: Expose offsets for capturing groups in regular expression matches

Erik Corry erik.corry at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 15:00:35 UTC 2017


This would be great.  Can I suggest that both the start and end of each
match should be there.  So instead of offsets you would have "starts" and
"ends".  Alternatively, offsets should be twice as long with start-end
pairs in it.

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 9:53 AM, Sebastian Zartner <
sebastianzartner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello together,
>
> for advanced processing of capturing groups in regular expression, I'd
> like to propose to expose their offsets within the results of executing an
> expression on a string.
>
> The complete proposal can be found at https://github.com/SebastianZ/
> es-proposal-regexp-capturing-group-offsets.
>
> I'd like it to be added to the Stage 0 proposals
> <https://github.com/tc39/proposals/blob/master/stage-0-proposals.md> and
> I'm asking for feedback and a champion to help me bring it into shape and
> get it into the standard.
>
> Thank you in advance,
>
> Sebastian
>
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