[erlang-questions] idea: service pack one

Thomas Lindgren <>
Wed Nov 14 09:26:08 CET 2007

--- Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:

> a little off-topic: Maybe not _any_ regexp, but a
> subset -- how would
> you handle 'a[b-y]+[0-9][^a-z]*u' in a
> straightforward way? It can't
> be transformed into a binary with many variables and
> a lot of guards,
> it needs a state machine.

Either that or some compiler magic. An Erlang-level
implementation would be fairly straightforward if we
had deep guards.


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