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    regular expression

    Hello guys,
    is there a standard library in VS for using regular expressions?i know unix has regexec, i am trying to find something which is as close to this as possible
    thanks

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    If you are using Visual Studio 2008 or 2010, you should be able to use the regular expression functionality in the TR1 extensions to the standard library, i.e., #include <regex> and use std::tr1::regex.
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    hello there, thanks for your reply, i have done what you said and it works, i jsut have one question.

    in unix you do a regcomp before doing a regexec, but it seems as though the equivalent on windows is just simply calling regex_search, am i correct or have i misunderstood something?

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