sregex

simple string regular expression that exposes matches in defined variables

sregex

simple string regular expression that exposes matches in defined variables

node

$ npm install sregex

component

$ component install jwerle/sregex

bower

bower install sregex

using sregex is as simple as passing it a string

 
var regex = sregex('some string')
 
regex.test('some string'); // true 
regex.test('some other string'); // false 

the returned regex object from sregex is an instance of RegExp with a parse() function attached to it

 
regex.parse('some string'); // {} 

you can easily define variables within your string sregex string and access them from a string with the parse function

var regex = sregex('my name is :name and i am :age');
var values = regex.parse('my name is joe and i am 22');
 
console.log(values.name); // joe 
console.log(values.age); // 22 

building a router that parses url parameters can be simple as well

var http = require('http')
    ,   sregex = require('sregex')
 
http.createServer(function (reqres) {
    var regex = sregex('/:resource/:id/:action')
 
    // in the browser head to `http://localhost:4000/videos/1234/edit` 
    console.log(regex.parse(req.url)); // { resource: 'videos', id: '1234', action: 'edit' } 
}).listen(4000);

converts a string to regular expression and allows retrieval of defined variables when parsing

  • str - a string to convert to regular expression

example

var regex = sregex('/user/:id')

parses a given string and returns an object representing the values extracted using the regular expression used to create it

  • str - a string to parse and extact values from based on regular expression matches

example

var regex = sregex('/account/:action')
var values = regex.parse('/action/edit');
 
console.log(values.action); // edit 

we can convert a object to a JSON string and then to binary and attach it to the string

var regex = sregex('payload|:data')
 
var bytes = [];
 
var data = {
    id: 1234,
    date: Date.now()
};
 
var str = JSON.stringify(data)
 
for (var i = 0; i < str.length; ++i) {
    bytes.push(str.charCodeAt(i));
}
 
var values = regex.parse('payload|'+ bytes.toString());
 
console.log(values.data); // '123,34,105,100,34,58,49,50,51,52,44,34,100,97,116,101,34,58,49,51,55,49,53,56,51,52,51,53,52,52,48,125' 
 
// parse it back into a JSON string 
 
var parsed = ''
values.data.split(',').map(function (part) {
    parsed += String.fromCharCode(part);
});
 
console.log(parsed); // {"id":1234,"date":1371583641484} 
console.log(JSON.parse(parsed)); // { id: 1234, date: 1371583754259 } 

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