31 Regular expressions library [re]

31.11 Regular expression algorithms [re.alg]

31.11.2 regex_­match [re.alg.match]

template <class BidirectionalIterator, class Allocator, class charT, class traits> bool regex_match(BidirectionalIterator first, BidirectionalIterator last, match_results<BidirectionalIterator, Allocator>& m, const basic_regex<charT, traits>& e, regex_constants::match_flag_type flags = regex_constants::match_default);
Requires: The type BidirectionalIterator shall satisfy the requirements of a Bidirectional Iterator.
Effects: Determines whether there is a match between the regular expression e, and all of the character sequence [first, last).
The parameter flags is used to control how the expression is matched against the character sequence.
When determining if there is a match, only potential matches that match the entire character sequence are considered.
Returns true if such a match exists, false otherwise.
[Example
:
std::regex re("Get|GetValue");
std::cmatch m;
regex_search("GetValue", m, re);	// returns true, and m[0] contains "Get"
regex_match ("GetValue", m, re);	// returns true, and m[0] contains "GetValue"
regex_search("GetValues", m, re);	// returns true, and m[0] contains "Get"
regex_match ("GetValues", m, re);	// returns false
end example
]
Postconditions: m.ready() == true in all cases.
If the function returns false, then the effect on parameter m is unspecified except that m.size() returns 0 and m.empty() returns true.
Otherwise the effects on parameter m are given in Table 135.
Table 135 — Effects of regex_­match algorithm
Element
Value
m.size()
1 + e.mark_­count()
m.empty()
false
m.prefix().first
first
m.prefix().second
first
m.prefix().matched
false
m.suffix().first
last
m.suffix().second
last
m.suffix().matched
false
m[0].first
first
m[0].second
last
m[0].matched
true
m[n].first
For all integers 0 < n < m.size(), the start of the sequence that matched sub-expression n.
Alternatively, if sub-expression n did not participate in the match, then last.
m[n].second
For all integers 0 < n < m.size(), the end of the sequence that matched sub-expression n.
Alternatively, if sub-expression n did not participate in the match, then last.
m[n].matched
For all integers 0 < n < m.size(), true if sub-expression n participated in the match, false otherwise.
template <class BidirectionalIterator, class charT, class traits> bool regex_match(BidirectionalIterator first, BidirectionalIterator last, const basic_regex<charT, traits>& e, regex_constants::match_flag_type flags = regex_constants::match_default);
Effects: Behaves “as if” by constructing an instance of match_­results<BidirectionalIterator> what, and then returning the result of regex_­match(first, last, what, e, flags).
template <class charT, class Allocator, class traits> bool regex_match(const charT* str, match_results<const charT*, Allocator>& m, const basic_regex<charT, traits>& e, regex_constants::match_flag_type flags = regex_constants::match_default);
Returns: regex_­match(str, str + char_­traits<charT>​::​length(str), m, e, flags).
template <class ST, class SA, class Allocator, class charT, class traits> bool regex_match(const basic_string<charT, ST, SA>& s, match_results<typename basic_string<charT, ST, SA>::const_iterator, Allocator>& m, const basic_regex<charT, traits>& e, regex_constants::match_flag_type flags = regex_constants::match_default);
Returns: regex_­match(s.begin(), s.end(), m, e, flags).
template <class charT, class traits> bool regex_match(const charT* str, const basic_regex<charT, traits>& e, regex_constants::match_flag_type flags = regex_constants::match_default);
Returns: regex_­match(str, str + char_­traits<charT>​::​length(str), e, flags)
template <class ST, class SA, class charT, class traits> bool regex_match(const basic_string<charT, ST, SA>& s, const basic_regex<charT, traits>& e, regex_constants::match_flag_type flags = regex_constants::match_default);
Returns: regex_­match(s.begin(), s.end(), e, flags).