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Code Inspection: Escaped meta character

Reports escaped meta characters. Some RegExp coding styles specify that meta characters should be placed inside a character class, to make the regular expression easier to understand. This inspection does not warn about the meta character [, ] and ^, because those would need additional escaping inside a character class.



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New in 2017.1

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  2. Click the arrow next to the inspection you want to suppress and select the necessary suppress action.

Last modified: 11 February 2024