# delimMatch

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##### Delimited Pattern Matching

Match delimited substrings in a character vector, with proper nesting.

Keywords
character
##### Usage
delimMatch(x, delim = c("{", "}"), syntax = "Rd")
##### Arguments
x

a character vector.

delim

a character vector of length 2 giving the start and end delimiters. Future versions might allow for arbitrary regular expressions.

syntax

currently, always the string "Rd" indicating Rd syntax (i.e., % starts a comment extending till the end of the line, and \ escapes). Future versions might know about other syntax, perhaps via ‘syntax tables’ allowing to flexibly specify comment, escape, and quote characters.

##### Value

An integer vector of the same length as x giving the starting position (in characters) of the first match, or $-1$ if there is none, with attribute "match.length" giving the length (in characters) of the matched text (or $-1$ for no match).

regexpr for ‘simple’ pattern matching.
library(tools) # NOT RUN { x <- c("\\value{foo}", "function(bar)") delimMatch(x) delimMatch(x, c("(", ")")) # }