# $EPIC: rmatch.txt,v 1.5 2006/08/29 18:22:56 sthalik Exp $
$rmatch(<word> <pattern list>)
This function can be used to match a bunch of patterns against a single literal word. This is often used to match the $userhost() value against a list of userhosts in an access list. Since ircII does not include the =~ operator, this was the standard way to do pattern matching on one word against one string in scripts. Also, since ircII does not include the $findw() function, this was the standard way to determine if a literal word was present in a literal word list. The $rmatch() function is still generally useful for matching one word against a list of patterns.
0 no matches found >0 index to "best" pattern in list -- counting from one!
$rmatch(one o* t* f*) returns 1 $rmatch(one z* t* f*) returns 0 $rmatch(one o* on* t* f*) returns 2
This function first appeared in ircII.