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Re: Patch for lookaround assertion in regexp

From: Tom
Subject: Re: Patch for lookaround assertion in regexp
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:44:21 +0000 (UTC)
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Stefan Monnier <monnier <at> iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> OTOH, noone has submitted code to replace the current regexp engine, and
> I don't forsee I'll have the time to write it myself, so maybe I should
> just give up on this plan.

Why not use simply PCRE with a bridge layer which translates from emacs
regexp format to PCRE? AFAIK the emacs regexes are more or less a subset
of PCRE, so the translation shouldn't be very difficult.

Why reinvent the wheel when PCRE is already there?

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