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    Lookbehind search in a macro is not allowed?

    When trying a lookbehind search in a macro, I was prompted with “Syntax error in regular expression”.

    e.g. this macro:
    — Using regex to extract string

    I also tried a VBEE macro, same result.



    Isn’t that normal?

    Just google a bit:

    JavaScript and VBScript doesn’t supported Lookbehind at all.
    Lookahead is fully supported.

    You can use Python or Perl if you want to use Lookbehind.

    EmEditor Help – EmEditor Macro Reference – Directives
    #language directive

    (though that languages are not installed on windowsTM as default)


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