Erlang downsides?

Robert Virding robert.virding@REDACTED
Thu Aug 31 22:38:41 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 benefit of having it in Erlang is that you can DO things with the 
regexps in erlang. I am working on a version of regexp with a compiler 
and it will be intersting to see how much difference it makes.

Anyway some of the modern regex features aren't too nice anyway, and 
some definitely make them go slowly.


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