Boo has built-in support for regular expression literals.
You surround the regular expression with / /,
or @/ / for more complex expressions that contain whitespace.
Boo even has an =~ operator like Perl.
Here are some samples of using regular expressions in boo:
Specifying regex options
One limitation of using built-in support for regular expressions is that you can't use non-standard regex options like regex compiled.
Actually there is a way to use the ignore case option. Add a (?i) to the beginnning of your regex pattern like so:
But in other cases you may want to just use the .NET Regex class explicitly:
Regex Replace method
This would be an equivalent to using perl's switch/replace statement: s/foo/bar/g.
regex primitive type
Also note, Boo has a built-in primitive type called "regex" (lowercase) that means the same thing as the .NET Regex class. So you can do for example: