[erlang-questions] Adoption of perl/javascript-style regexp syntax

Kevin Scaldeferri kevin@REDACTED
Wed Jun 3 07:09:24 CEST 2009

On Jun 2, 2009, at 10:03 PM, Richard O'Keefe wrote:

> There are several stages in the compilation of a regular
> expression, at least notionally:
> 	linear representation -> AST
> 	AST -> matching engine
> It's good that Reia has a clue about regular expression literals
> (as AWK did).  It would be even better if it _also_ provided an
> API for the AST, so that one could say
> 	"I want that regular expression followed by this string
> 	 followed by that regular expression."
> It would be nice to tag the matches one wants with atoms rather
> than invisible integers.  And so on.

So, you'd like it to be Perl, then?


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