Erlang downsides?

Tony Finch <>
Fri Sep 1 19:16:06 CEST 2006


On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, James Hague wrote:
>
> Exactly.  And other dynamic languages--including Ruby and
> Python--simply link to the standard Perl regular expression library.

There is no "standard" Perl regex library. There is PCRE, but that is an
independent re-implementation of Perl's regexes because it isn't feasible
to decouple perl's regex implementation from the rest of perl. AFAIK the
only scripting languages that currently use PCRE are PHP and perl6 (where
PCRE is used for perl5 backwards compatibility).

Tony.
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