gboolean g_regex_match_all_full ( const GRegex* regex, const gchar* string, gssize string_len, gint start_position, GRegexMatchFlags match_options, GMatchInfo** match_info, GError** error )
Using the standard algorithm for regular expression matching only
the longest match in the
string is retrieved, it is not possible
to obtain all the available matches. For instance matching
This function uses a different algorithm (called DFA, i.e. deterministic
finite automaton), so it can retrieve all the possible matches, all
starting at the same point in the string. For instance matching
The number of matched strings is retrieved using
g_match_info_get_match_count(). To obtain the matched strings and
their position you can use, respectively,
g_match_info_fetch_pos(). Note that the strings are returned in
reverse order of length; that is, the longest matching string is
Note that the DFA algorithm is slower than the standard one and it is not able to capture substrings, so backreferences do not work.
start_position differs from just passing over a shortened
string and setting
G_REGEX_MATCH_NOTBOL in the case of a pattern
that begins with any kind of lookbehind assertion, such as “\b”.
G_REGEX_RAW is specified in the options,
string must be valid UTF-8.
GMatchInfo structure, used to get information on the match, is
match_info if not
NULL. Note that if
NULL then it is created even if the function returns
i.e. you must free it regardless if regular expression actually matched.
string is not copied and is used in
GMatchInfo internally. If
you use any
GMatchInfo method (except g_match_info_free()) after
freeing or modifying
string then the behaviour is undefined.
Available since: 2.14
Type: An array of
The string to scan for matches.
The length of the array is specified in the
The data is owned by the caller of the method. Each element is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
The length of
string, in bytes, or -1 if
Starting index of the string to match, in bytes.
Pointer to location where to store the
NULLif you do not need it.
The argument will be set by the function. The argument can be
The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The return location for a recoverable error.
The argument can be
If the return location is not
NULL, then you must initialize it to a
The argument will left initialized to
NULLby the method if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated
GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.