Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Give php strings easy to remember regex functionality

Do you ever get tired of looking up preg functions because you forgot the order of the arguments? Me too. Is it pattern, needle, haystack? Or needle, haystack, pattern?
Save yourself the headache and just include Phpstr:

require 'phpstr.php';

Return a match
str('There are 23 people reading this blog')->match('/\d+/');

str('all of the es')->gsub('/e/', 'y');

Scan will return an array of matches
str('010 202 312 332')->scan('/\d+/');

Split will return an array of tokens
str('010 202-312 332')->split('/\s/');

Isn't that so much easier?
View the project or download the source.