New article Regular expressions for traders has been published:
A regular expression is a special language for handling texts by applying a specified rule, also called a regex or regexp for short. In this article, we are going to show how to handle a trade report with the RegularExpressions library for MQL5, and will also demonstrate the optimization results after using it.
They are able to carry out two main functions:
When creating patterns for regular expressions, as previously mentioned, special characters, metacharacters and classes (sets) of characters are used. It means a regular expression is a regular string, and all non-special (non-reserved) characters are considered regular.
The search of a specified pattern
in a string is performed by a regular expression handler. In .NET
Framework, and, therefore, in the RegularExpressions library for MQL5,
a regular expression handler backtracks for regular expressions. It is a
variation of a traditional NFA (Nondeterministic Finite Automaton), the
same as those applied in Perl, Python, Emacs and Tcl. It is used to
replace pattern-matches found in a string.
Author: MetaQuotes Software Corp.