What is an Action?

In the cfRegex project, the term "action" is used to represent a trinity of available implementations for functionality: a function, an object method, and a tag action.

Although, technically, all actions have been implemented using the cffunction tag, for clarity only the Regex~ functions are referred to as "functions", any actions used via the Regex Object are referred to as "methods", or tag-form when using cfregex.

So, if you see "the X action" references, this refers to all implementations of X, whilst "the X function" is only applying to the function (but not the Object method nor tag-forms).

List of Actions