Now and then, a little Regexp is necessary. Recently, I had to create a couple of regexp for my Android XML Editor. When the Regexp is complex, designing it from memory is almost impossible, and one needs a tool to write and test the Regexp.
Here is a little Eclipse plugin I found recently. In short, it's a Regex editor, with a couple of useful features:
- preview of matches (and groups) in a user defined input;
- a button to escape the sequence to be parsed in a Java String;
- Ctrl-Space completion to insert common patterns, quantifiers, ...;
- flags and options to match Pattern options.
Checkout the official Quick REx website, or install it in Eclipse using the following update-site URL : http://www.bastian-bergerhoff.com/eclipse/features.