Thu Aug 31 15:55:40 CEST 2006
James Hague wrote:
> Exactly. And other dynamic languages--including Ruby and
> Python--simply link to the standard Perl regular expression library.
> In Erlang regular expression are slow because they're implemented
> entirely in high-level Erlang (which is simultaneously cool and slow).
Larry Wall, in a talk on Perl 6: "Now, the thing I really wanted to get
to, which we think will influence the world outside of Perl is we saw
how everyone borrowed Perl 5 compatible regular expressions, and we
figured - well, you know, they're a really big mess, and we're sorry,
but we're changing them now, now that you've just borrowed them."
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