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New Regex Parser, Improved Syntax Highlighter, and More on the Way

During the past couple weeks I've been working on a revised version of my regex parser.  For those who haven't followed my old posts about this parser, it's what makes some of the more advanced features in Regex Hero possible.  It's being used for code completion, regex analysis, and the syntax highlighter.

Well, my new & improved parser is both faster and more powerful.  Today I released an update which uses the new parser for the syntax highlighter.  It's roughly twice as fast as the old parser.  And the syntax highlighting is a little smarter now about detecting unclosed brackets or parentheses, and highlighting the offending section in red.  It'll also highlight invalid character constructs such as \g in red.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are a lot of improvements coming that'll be made possible by this new parser.  Stay tuned for updates.


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