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Re: Stupid module and pregexp questions

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Stupid module and pregexp questions
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 12:12:38 -0500
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address@hidden writes:

> Call me conservative, what not. I'd think You'd Write A Regexp Lib In C (TM).
> Apart from that, pregexp shows how a good Scheme interface to a
> regexp library might look like. I mean: having an S-expression
> syntax for regexps (and having the string variant just as a
> convenient shorthand notation) gives you the power to automated
> construction of regexps.

My initial impulse, if the upstream author is amenable, is to take the
existing source, and translate it to C (either by hand, or with some
automated help).  Though without having read the source, I don't yet
know what the feasibility of that is.

> What I have missed most is a streams like interface: in comes a
> stream of chars, out a stream of matches. Has anyone seen something
> like this?

That would be nice.

Rob Browning
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