[erlang-questions] Use of regular expressions

Robert Virding <>
Wed Oct 29 23:48:40 CET 2008


As the new regular expression module is coming soon and after all the
discussions on the net of how slow the old module was/is I was just
wondering how they are used in "real life"? What type of searches are
typically done on what type of data? Is there a typical usage?

For example do people use regexps to pull apart a small string into
components, like an URL? Or search for a match in a 100Mb data file? Or
what? Or all of the above?

I am just curious as to how they are used.

Robert
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