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Re: Patch for lookaround assertion in regexp

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Patch for lookaround assertion in regexp
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:14:49 +0100
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Tom <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Schwab <schwab <at> linux-m68k.org> writes:
>> Tom <adatgyujto <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> > 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.
>> Does PCRE implement \c and \s?  
> If it doesn't then it's a job for the translation layer. Char syntaxes
> and categories could be converted into the standard [...] format.

Enumerating the syntax/category members is not an option.  There is no
easy way to do that.


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