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Function template after

boost::xpressive::after — Look-behind assertion.


// In header: <boost/xpressive/regex_primitives.hpp>

template<typename Expr> unspecified after(Expr const & expr);


after(expr) succeeds if the expr sub-expression would match at the current position minus N in the sequence, where N is the width of expr. expr is not included in the match. For instance, after("foo") succeeds if we are after a "foo". Look-behind assertions can be negated with the bit-complement operator.

[Note] Note

after(expr) is equivalent to the perl (?<=...) extension. ~after(expr) is a negative look-behind assertion, equivalent to the perl (?<!...) extension.



The sub-expression to put in the look-ahead assertion.


expr cannot match a variable number of characters.