Originally Posted by aerosol_grey
I get the playfulness factor in that whenever regexp comes up in the forums people attempt to make the cleverest expression. My point was that from reading the documentation older versions of Sigil had an option to select whole word search in the find and replace window, this window is now gone and apparently so have some of the options. I thought that the options may have been placed somewhere that I had not found... Generally the more you have to type the more likely a mistake is, so I like simple solutions.
The old (non-PCRE) version also did not allow lots of REGEX things to be done.
There is a learning curve
(says he as he still stumbles now and again).
Get a REGEX cheat sheet and keep it handy