When C++ source is compiled the errors are shown in this format
cPlusPlusSource.cpp:row_number:column_number: error: Error description text

What should the regular expression for this be ?

Please help!

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Depends on what you want to do with it.

I wish to extract the source name, row_number, column_number, error and error description text ..... !

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Probably be best to just explode() using ':' to get an array of values. But I suppose you need to find it first right?

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I'm no regicist, but I'll have a go -


Works for me with the format given. Doubtless there's a nicer way.

There were some compilation errors! Terminating program execution...
The errors are as follows:
20121203.cpp: In function 'int main()':
20121203.cpp:3:2: error: 'inti' was not declared in this scope
20121203.cpp:6:1: error: expected ';' before '}' token

This is the error text that comes up. Actually I have made an Online IDE for c++ in php. I redirected the output of the console to the web page as text using pipelines/proc_open. I need to extract all the errors seperataly


This would also work .... !

When I apply this regex to the text mentioned above :
I get this as output
Array ( [0] => 20121203.cpp:3:2: error: 'inti' was not declared in this scope [1] => 20121203.cpp [2] => error [3] => 'inti' was not declared in this scope )

But how to get the output with 20121203.cpp:3:2: error: 'inti' was not declared in this scope and 20121203.cpp:6:1: error: expected ';' before '}' token separately ??

Oh! sorry ....
I had to use preg_match_all instead of preg_match .... !


This would be a better option to be used!

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