Method

GLibMatchInfoget_match_count

Declaration

gint
g_match_info_get_match_count (
  const GMatchInfo* match_info
)

Description

Retrieves the number of matched substrings (including substring 0, that is the whole matched text), so 1 is returned if the pattern has no substrings in it and 0 is returned if the match failed.

If the last match was obtained using the DFA algorithm, that is using g_regex_match_all() or g_regex_match_all_full(), the retrieved count is not that of the number of capturing parentheses but that of the number of matched substrings.

Available since:2.14

Return value

Returns: int
 

Number of matched substrings, or -1 if an error occurred.