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Re: rx.el sexp regexp syntax

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: rx.el sexp regexp syntax
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 23:24:36 -0400

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  > FWIW, I think its verbosity is RX's main *advantage*. It makes regular
  > expressions so much easier to read that I stopped writing regex strings the
  > moment I discovered RX.

The clearer representation of structure is not the same thing as
verbosity.  rx does both, but they are not the same thing.  We could
envision making the structure more or less equally clear without
making the patterns so long.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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