I am coding a C project and as I am unexperienced, everytime I needed to access the element of a pointer to a struct I typed
(*x).y (where x is a struct and y an item), which I just realized could be rewritten as
-> which would look much nicer. So I first tried to make a regular expression to find all such occurences. I thought
/(/*.+/)/. would work, but it gave some strange unwanted occurences. For example
(queue_t *queue) would match which I don't understand why.
I'm also unsure what macro could be used if I got the correct regex. I thought making then a macro which deletes the first 2 characters, and then would go to the "end" to replace
->, but then if I have something of the type
(*(*a).b)).c I don't know how to find the correct
Also are there better alternatives to do what I want other than use regular expressions and macros?