Erlang downsides?

Claes Wikstom klacke@REDACTED
Thu Aug 31 21:36:50 CEST 2006

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> The regexp module in Erlang is slow because it's a simple
> implementation and it doesn't cache compiled regular expressions. It
> also doesn't support modern regex features that you get with Perl or
> Python, making it even less attractive.

The amount of whining regarding erlang regexp support on this list
is staggering. I wrote a proper linked in driver interface to
all of posix regular expressions. It's here:

Go get. It should be equal in speed to other implementations
in other langs.


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