[R] RegExpr: Help match quote inside a set

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Feb 21 16:28:10 CET 2020

Yes. From ?regex
"A range of characters may be specified by giving the first and last
characters, separated by a hyphen. (Because their interpretation is locale-
and implementation-dependent, character ranges are best avoided.) "

Although it is terse, if you have not already done so, you should read
?regex carefully. I'm a dummy but have found it very helpful.

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along and
sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 4:28 AM Ivan Krylov <krylov.r00t using gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:17:59 +0100
> Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen <traxplayer using gmail.com> wrote:
> > "[.,;\"-']"
> Note that there is an - between " and ', which transforms your
> regular expression into a range (all characters between " and ')
> instead of a set. Move the - right in front of the closing bracket ] to
> make it match a literal - again.
> > sorry for the html.
> By the way, you managed to switch this e-mail to plain text instead of
> --
> Best regards,
> Ivan
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