Appendix B. Regular Expressions in Rational Functional Tester

Jeffrey R. Bocarsly

Regular expression pattern matching provides a powerful way to match and parse strings. This power is brought to bear in Rational Functional Tester in the areas of object recognition (pattern matching recognition property values in the Object Map) or in Verification Points (pattern matching to captured data values). The history between Rational Functional Tester and regular expressions is a bit complicated, because the original (Java-only) version of the tool was released before Java had a standard regular expressions package. Because of this, IBM Rational included its own regular expression class based on the Apache package org.apache.regexp. Through multiple ...

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