Breaks the string on the pattern, and returns an array of the tokens. If the pattern contains capturing parentheses, then the text for each of the substrings will also be returned. If the pattern does not match anywhere in the string, then the whole string is returned as the first token.

This function is equivalent to Regex.split but it does not require to compile the pattern with, avoiding some lines of code when you need just to do a split without extracting substrings, capture counts, and so on.

If this function is to be called on the same pattern more than once, it's more efficient to compile the pattern once with and then use Regex.split.

As a special case, the result of splitting the empty string "" is an empty vector, not a vector containing a single string. The reason for this special case is that being able to represent an empty vector is typically more useful than consistent handling of empty elements. If you do need to represent empty elements, you'll need to check for the empty string before calling this function.

A pattern that can match empty strings splits string into separate characters wherever it matches the empty string between characters. For example splitting "ab c" using as a separator "\s*", you will get "a", "b" and "c".

class Regex


pattern string

the regular expression

string_ string

the string to scan for matches

compileOptions GRegexCompileFlags

compile options for the regular expression, or 0

matchOptions GRegexMatchFlags

match options, or 0

Return Value

Type: string[]

a NULL-terminated array of strings. Free it using g_strfreev()