[erlang-questions] improving the performance of regexp(regular expressions)

Darren New <>
Sat Jul 5 02:18:46 CEST 2008


Kevin Scaldeferri wrote:
> I think you're misinterpreting regexes.  A regex _is_ code. 

Fair enough, if you want to pick nits. :-)  I look at it as more of a 
mathematical expression (or perhaps executable specification) than 
actual code, since it isn't Turing complete.  (Of course, some of the 
things people call "regular expressions" aren't, either, just to close 
off that line of nits. ;-)

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