Class Group

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable, IClusterable
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    BooleanGroup, FloatingPointGroup, IntegerGroup

    public class Group
    extends MetaPattern
    A Group is a piece of a regular expression (referenced by some Java field or local variable) that forms a "capturing group" within the larger regular expression. A Group is bound to a regular expression MetaPattern when a matcher is retrieved for the pattern by calling one of the matcher() methods. Once bound, a Group cannot be rebound.
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    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • Group

        public Group​(MetaPattern pattern)
        pattern - MetaPattern to capture
    • Method Detail

      • get

        public final String get​(Matcher matcher)
        Threadsafe method to retrieve contents of this captured group.
        matcher - The matcher from which to retrieve this Group's group
        The captured characters