std::regex_error (3) - Linux Man Pages

std::regex_error: std::regex_error


std::regex_error - std::regex_error


Defined in header <regex>
class regex_error; (since C++11)

Defines the type of exception object thrown to report errors in the regular expressions library.
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Inheritance diagram

Member functions

              constructs a regex_error object
constructor (public member function)
              gets the std::regex_constants::error_type for a regex_error
code (public member function)

Inherited from std::exception

Member functions

destructor destroys the exception object
             (virtual public member function of std::exception)

what returns an explanatory string
             (virtual public member function of std::exception)


// Run this code

  #include <regex>
  #include <iostream>

  int main()
      try {
          std::regex re("[a-b][a");

      catch (const std::regex_error& e) {
          std::cout << "regex_error caught: " << e.what() << '\n';
          if (e.code() == std::regex_constants::error_brack) {
              std::cout << "The code was error_brack\n";

Possible output:

  regex_error caught: The expression contained mismatched [ and ].
  The code was error_brack