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Code Inspection: Anonymous capturing group or numeric back reference

Reports anonymous capturing groups and numeric back references in a RegExp.These are only reported when the RegExp dialect supports named group and named group references.Named groups and named back references improve code readability and are recommended to use instead.When a capture is not needed, matching can be more performant and use less memory by using a non-capturing group,i.e. (?:xxx) instead of (xxx).

New in 2017.2

Last modified: 20 February 2020