The better a text is written the easier it is to read, decipher and understand and with programming languages being a set of text strings that a computer reads in order to make it possible for you to communicate with it, arrangement is a key element in multiple situations. Luckily, with the help of applications like Regex Match Tracer you can import code files or basic text to eliminate or reduce flaws such as double spacing and more, depending on the input command.
Needless to say that the application is pretty well-structured, since its core function is optimization. The main window is split into multiple panels which enable you to quickly identify elements you work with, especially because of color-differentiated code and syntax highlighting.
What's more, helpful text and tooltips appear whenever you hover the mouse over buttons or in dedicated fields so you know exactly what and where to import.
As the name suggests, the code you import is analyzed or processed based on input code, namely regular expressions. Unfortunately, the application does not come equipped with a list of expressions you can use so you need to know your way around.
Files can easily be imported by dragging them over the main window, or using dedicated tools to get ahold of Java, Visual Basic or C++ strings. This applies for the regular expression field, whereas target files can be either TXT or RWS.
Depending on your needs, the application gives you the possibility to match, replace, split, optimize or trace custom text strings. What's more, several filter options let you only analyze components of interest, with entries to ignore cases when matched, rightleft, extended, singleline and multiline.
The structure panel cleverly identifies expressions used in the corresponding field, and with a single click these are highlighted. Although the syntax highlighter cleverly emphasizes expressions, there are no options to set color, nor to display their meaning.
To sum it up, Regex Match Tracer is a powerful utility with the help of which you can cleverly arrange code or simple text, given the proper commands. This comes in handy for programmers that need to bring a little order in their code, as well as a general utility to detect typos, double spacing or small issues when working with text documents.