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RE: [External] : Re: Ugly regexps

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: Ugly regexps
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2021 20:07:07 +0000

> > And ERE isn't?
> To be fair, extended regular expressions are the regular expressions
> flavor most commonly used in the contemporary world, recent/popular
> programming languages, etc.
> So for a lot of people this won't be +1 thing to learn.

See my previous message.  It _will_ be a +1 to learn,
in the context of Emacs, if people have to also learn
the Elisp syntax anyway, for interactive use.

Any way you look at it, I think, if the Elisp regexp
syntax is what is used interactively (modulo extra
backslashing), then adding another syntax means that
using that other syntax is a +1 - extra learning.

Not that extra learning is necessarily bad... ;-)

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