On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 11:22:12PM +0100, Halley Pacheco de Oliveira wrote:
> [third query:]
> SELECT '126.96.36.199' SIMILAR TO '([\\w-]+).([\\w-]+).([\\w]+)';
> (1 row)
> Why does the third query gives a different output? It is not exactly the
> same as the first query?
Hmm, you are aware that SIMILAR TO is defined by the SQL standard, so
the rules are not exactly the same as POSIX regexes, right? I guess the
\w character class (a Perl-ism, I think) is not defined for SIMILAR TO.
(Note that our ~ regexes are powered by code of Tcl's heritage, so you
could check Tcl's manual on regexes.)
Anyway I wonder why you are trying to use regular expressions when you
could be using the INET type; maybe the INET input function if it came
Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]surnet.cl>)
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