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author John W. Eaton <jwe@octave.org>
date Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:20:59 -0400
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## Copyright (C) 2008-2012 David Bateman
##
## This file is part of Octave.
##
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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} regexptranslate (@var{op}, @var{s})
## Translate a string for use in a regular expression.  This may
## include either wildcard replacement or special character escaping.
## The behavior is controlled by @var{op} which can take the following
## values
##
## @table @asis
## @item "wildcard"
## The wildcard characters @code{.}, @code{*}, and @code{?} are replaced
## with wildcards that are appropriate for a regular expression.
## For example:
##
## @example
## @group
## regexptranslate ("wildcard", "*.m")
##      @result{} ".*\.m"
## @end group
## @end example
##
## @item "escape"
## The characters @code{$.?[]}, that have special meaning for regular
## expressions are escaped so that they are treated literally.  For example:
##
## @example
## @group
## regexptranslate ("escape", "12.5")
##      @result{} "12\.5"
## @end group
## @end example
##
## @end table
## @seealso{regexp, regexpi, regexprep}
## @end deftypefn

function y = regexptranslate (op, s)

  if (nargin != 2)
    print_usage ();
  endif

  if (! ischar (op))
    error ("regexptranslate: operation OP must be a string");
  endif

  op = tolower (op);
  if (strcmp ("wildcard", op))
    y = regexprep (regexprep (regexprep (s, '\.', '\.'), 
                                            '\*', '.*'), 
                                            '\?', '.');
  elseif (strcmp ("escape", op))
    y = regexprep (s, '([^\w])', '\\$1');
  else
    error ("regexptranslate: invalid operation OP");
  endif

endfunction


%!assert (regexptranslate ("wildcard", "/a*b?c."), "/a.*b.c\\.")
%!assert (regexptranslate ("escape", '$.?[abc]'), '\$\.\?\[abc\]')

%% Test input validation
%!error <Invalid call to regexptranslate> regexptranslate ()
%!error <Invalid call to regexptranslate> regexptranslate ("wildcard")
%!error <Invalid call to regexptranslate> regexptranslate ("a", "b", "c")
%!error <invalid operation> regexptranslate ("foo", "abc")
%!error <operation OP must be a string> regexptranslate (10, "abc")